“The poems that comprise this enviable collection are unflinching and fearless, crafting new definitions for the definition of woman—as mother, as lover, as flawed and singular being. Donna Vorreyer has written these revelatory verses from the caverns of her own body—her commitment to the breath of each stanza is formidable. And that’s why this book is unforgettable.”
Patricia Smith, author of Incendiary Art
"Time and again I was struck by linguistic pleasures. In one poem, corn silk becomes a gown. In another, the speaker says, 'the moon has no/ hands to catch me.' Every Love Story is an Apocalypse Story is a riveting collection that reminds us love and grief, like fire and water, are elemental forces that summon both sorrow and song."
Eduardo C. Corral, author of Guillotine
"...the poet traces a season of loss, the throes of aging, and the warm and well-lit rooms of a long and much cherished love. That Vorreyer crafts all of this into a collection that is both so burdened with grief and buoyant with joy makes To Everything There Is the most human of utterances. That she does so with formal dexterity and a radiant love of language makes the collection so much more than testimony."
Molly Spencer, author of Hinge
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