Winner of the 1983 Pat Lowther Award
Hartog's first collection of poetry is a marvellous, luminous book from a writer with a sure wit, an abundance of feeling and a profound sense of the absurdity and rightness of life.
Hartog's perceptions of human nature are astute, intelligent and delightfully sympathetic to the human condition. '
– ? Kinesis
'The world of these poems is one of flickering but very sharp images, much like the moving pictures of her California childhood. .. the afternoons of matinee light. '
– ? Sharon Thesen, Line
'A beautifully constructed, disciplined first collection, filled with ironic wit, sensual vitality and subtlety. '
– ? Malahat Review