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Rhythm & Bones LitBy Rhythm & Bones Lit
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Rhythm & Bones LitBy Rhythm & Bones Lit
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This fierce first collection, a compilation of pain, rejuvenation and rebirth, pioneers landscapes of forgiveness, where Ailey O’Toole’s poems ascend to create a resting place of self-compassion and atonement. Follow along as O’Toole recounts her journey from emotional decimation to a place of redemption and self-love. Her shuttles of reckoning dive-bomb and crash, but never fail to pull passengers from the wreckage. These poems are a punch to the gut, a heart beating on the page, a nightmare turned daydream, as Ailey O’Toole buries what we hope to find and helps us see grace in the wild. How do we heal after re-injuring ourselves the same way? Following any major collapse, O’Toole helps us to find resiliency within ourselves in her debut collection.

"...a prismatic collage of grief in forms, abstract and familiar, that speaks to the oldest and youngest parts of a soul."   ~ Kristin Garth

"...a journey, not across time, but into tissues, through organs, and to the center of cells as they are born and dwindle."   ~ Amy Alexander

"...Ailey O’Toole’s “Grief and What Comes After,” a three-part meditation on the ebb and flow of mental health, and how one’s identity and determined value are intrinsically linked to trauma, both past and present, single-handedly rewrites the blueprint on “How To Deal,” and emerge on the other side with enviable perspective."   ~ Afieya Kipp

"...O’Toole’s fearless poetry dives into memory’s wreckage, after oceans of passion collide with uncontrolled bodies. These poems search the ruins for hope’s fragments, and create a mosaic of “all your broken pieces”—fallen-out teeth, twigs, and kite strings connect to make her radiant wingspan."   ~ Forrest Rapier

"...a timely collection of poetry by Ms. O’Toole that highlights pain that too many young women experience at the opening doors of womanhood. We follow the narrator through depression, loss, emptiness, and even suicide… and are able to witness the growth and perseverance through everything that troubles her and those around her." ~ Samantha Rose

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