Somewhere Far is not a place. The poems explore the traumas of growing up too early; of encountering an adult world of loss, of addiction, of absence, of mental illness, all the while trying to make sense of a future. Permanently out of kilter, the poems reveal more than their speakers know.
The syntactical precision here demonstrates a care and attention to the weight and balance of each line that is laudable but when wedded to feeling, as it is here, technical excellence rises above mere flair in to something very special. These are assured and beguiling poems. – Kayo Chingonyi