Smart, sassy and sexy, Summer Preserves is a dazzling debut collection by teacher and activist Diane Reid — generous, with good taste and guts.
Reading Summer Preserves is like biting into a ripe plum. Savour the juice and tang of each poem.
Anne Simpson, author of The Marram Grass, Light Falls Through You, and Loop
Immediate, sensual, alternating rhythm and surprise, here is a voice celebrating our shared riches, our common passions. Through the yearning lens of memory, Diane Reid's fresh yet mature eye finds beauty and loss in the everyday.
Bill Gaston, author of Sex is Red, Gargoyles, and The Order of Good Cheer
Bursting at the seams with ideas... powered by energetic engagement. There is, at the core, a control and serious attention to craft.
matt robinson, author of A Ruckus of Awkward Stacking, Against the Hard Angle, and how we play at it: a list