Poetry. The early poems in this extraordinary collection--many of them elegies to the poet's dead son--are as spare as they are powerful, eqloquent of bereavement and the raw, dark pain of loss. Yet as the title promises, the poet's voice is gradually transformed, turning away from the very edge of heartbreak and finding rebirth in things small and wondrous. "Reading this book is the adventure of entering another life described with grave and mysterious eloquence"--Choice. "It's a long odyssey from Christchurch, New Zealand, to Grand Forks, North Dakota. but this wonderously skilled poet seems to have weather the trip well, despite agonizing personal losses. This first full collection is another triumph for her Minneapolis publishers"--Minneapolis Star Tribune.