The Light Knows Tricks
ISBN: 978-1-907682-21-6 | Pages: 72 | Published: 2013
We’re presented throughout this collection with a kaleidoscope of the twists and turns and tricks of life — surprising, pleasurable, scary, unsettling, deadly, ordinary. There’s a dizzying mix of settings — times and places — some near, some far. Jo shows us the extraordinary aspects of what happens during so-called ordinary days: up close to the scar on the back of stranger’s head, the speaker feels a sudden desire to touch it; a day-dreaming teenager travels far and obsessively. Everything is more than at first it seems (reviewed by E.E. Nobbs, The Poetry Shed).