A poetic story-teller, as the blurb says — life, crimes, deaths, festivities, hurricanes, love and prostitution in Puerto Rico and some other places; a few fictive but mostly ringing with authenticity — a true contemporary narrative verse. A lot could be said about Loretta Collins Klobah’s collection of intelligent and substantial poems in terms of content, stance, imaginative realisation… But what primarily grabbed me was, in various contexts, her ability to stage a sustained rhythmic impetus with a great resource of vocabulary, sometimes like a waterfall of excited images tumbling down the page —

Peter Riley
Fortnightly Review