Drawing on classics - there's a smattering of Zeno, Hermes, Eurydice and Orpheus - and contemporary snapshots, she creates pure moments of longing and reflection. She takes the mundane - clothes dumped on the floor, a light - and turns them into startling insights. 'Cardigans' and 'Electricity' are wonderful.
The title poem, 'Waiting to Burn' (in eight parts) is a tour de force of insight into patience, witches and waiting.
Beautiful, haunting stuff.
Read an interview with Angela on EssentialWriters.com
Templar Poetry website