Lorri Neilsen Glenn's poems welcome the reader into a place where the strange is made familiar and the familiar reveals its own magic. Here the combustible materials of childhood and old age are always potentially present, and the attention paid them multi-dimensional. Her poems engage their subjects with wits and senses on full alert, whether the occasion is an encounter with the full moon during a lonely drive across the prairies, a raucous community dance at the oldest dance hall in the Maritimes, or the opening of the door into "the small town inside". Reaching from nature to human nature, often drawn by the long line and the hum of loss, Neilsen Glenn explores a full range of poetic possibilities.
"Neilsen Glenn is a fine poet confident in her stride ... Combustion offers much to be admired."--Mitchell Parry, The Malahat Review
"Often alternating between sentence fragments lengthened to Faulknerian dimensions and curt imperative statements, Neilsen Glenn sounds contemporary even when sounding wise."--Joel Deshaye, Canadian Literature