Neck of the Woods by Amy Woolard
If two girls are two halves of a deep, lifelong friendship, what does one girl wholly become when the other is gone? Amy Woolard's debut collection, Neck Of The Woods, sets this question as a hero-quest deep inside the mythos of the American South, wandering through childhood stories in which a girl alone must work to save herself. These poems take on what happens when you wake up the morning after something happens, and find yourself in a different world, knowing there isn't truly a way back home. Part-elegy, part-survivor's testimony, Neck Of The Woods maps a path divided into a before and an ever after.