In Lynch’s fourth collection, we carefully navigate the fine line between terror and beauty as we face palpable trauma, heartbreak, and wild astonishment through the raw and personal poems. The genuine, delicate voice works to examine who we are, after everything.
“Pretty Tripwire is mythic in its reiteration of its images, which clang with the authority of archetype. Here we meet wolf, bird, root, bell, legless ballerina, lost child, and a swarm of flowers that are everything but pretty. The speaker sees and sees, but what good is seeing, she asks, if you don’t have a voice for telling? To gain it she must unbolt memory, unearth the root, and encounter the pretty tripwires of the machinery of silence. Lynch’s journey is nothing less than heroic.”
—Diane Seuss, author of Four-Legged Girl and Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl