Young lovers tangle, tumble, and dance their way through the urban landscape of the poems in this collection. They lose and rediscover each other in cafés and bars, over latte or beer, while the city watches and waits for solitude to reassert itself. The three sections of the collection, "Impossible Permanence," "Tonic & Brevity," and "Litany of Desire," allude to the darker undercurrent that adds the taint of reality to these poems of spring and beauty. As the poet suggests with her Title, the book is one to be opened slowly, savored like a surprise gift from a lover who will inevitably be forgotten, even while the gift remains.
About the author
Dayle Furlong is the author of the novel Saltwater Cowboys, a 2015 Toronto Public Library Dewey Diva Pick, and a collection of poetry entitled Open Slowly. Her short-fiction has appeared in The Great Lakes Review, The Puritan and The Saturday Evening Post. Her fiction has been awarded an Award of Merit from the Summer Literary Seminars international literary competition and was a finalist for the 2018 Curt Johnson Memorial Prose Award in the USA. She is a graduate of the Humber College School for Writers and has a Masters of Arts in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.