An expansive conversational voice underscores the poets technical mastery as her subjects turn from love to hope to fearlessness maylor asks readers to perceive how we inhabit our selves how words construct us little wildheart is rich with challenge and surprisei check the box on the government forms caucasian. Little wildheart is a complicated book of deceptively simple parts jacob mcarthur mooney quill quire the sequence of making love and not giving a damn the consequence of falling for and breaking off these are maylors interests and she canvasses them in indelible and fragile images and in erudite and earthy language. From prairiefireca review by gillian harding russell in little wildheart micheline maylor writes poems that chart the vagaries of love its cycles of loss and renewal followed by a realization about the joy and freedom in reinhabiting the self without outside commitment. This is a charming quirk and consistent with little wildhearts willingness to invite its own underestimation even these flourishes have purpose slowing the reader and reintroducing the speaking voice they are part of the books success as an engineered whole little wildheart is a complicated book of deceptively simple parts. Little wildheart is rich with challenge and surprise published by university of alberta press poet laureate and mount royal university professor micheline maylor has written for the literary review of canada and quill quire
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