"Glimmerglass Girl's beautiful verse pulls you in, entrances you and transports you--
quite the worthwhile read!"
—Tonya Liburd, Senior Editor, Abyss & Apex
"Glimmerglass Girl elegantly captures a female journey eerily familiar, a reflection of me, or a lost relative to whom I have only now been introduced. Walrath's lush verse winds around perceptions, challenging them, guiding them back, like a skilled hand guides a toddler. Just as I start to learn to roll over, to sit up, to stand—her layered, linked verse invents new ways for me to understand
the world I have lived in so long."
—Karen Bovenmyer, author of Swift for the Sun
"Washing the dishes, peeling an onion, wearing a bra, all these details of life become immersed in magic in Holly Lyn Walrath's gorgeous poems. In Glimmerglass Girl, the questions of how to be a woman and how to reconcile the different sides of our bodies and selves is brought into startling focus. Walrath's writing takes your breath away and then sucker punches you, but I mean this in the best possible way--these poems devastate, destruct, and then bring you back to life."
—Chloe N. Clark,
author of The Science of Unvanishing Objects
"In her debut chapbook, Glimmerglass Girl, Holly Walrath’s lyrical yet startling language explores the layered experiences of women. The flowing, ephemeral effects of poems like “Elegy for a Body,” compliment the emotional accessibility of explorations of modern women’s self-doubt such as “Self Portrait through an iPhone.” Clever and moving illustrations provide the perfect finishing touch to Walrath’s haunting collection. "
—Patricia Flaherty Pagan,
author of Enduring Spirit