In this, her debut collection, Millicent Ally sets out to interpret her wide and sometimes painful experience of "this earthly animation . . . in the four sections [she] categorize[s] as 'Life,' 'Love,' 'Introspection,' and 'God'." A Los Angeles native who was reared in Georgia, Ally shares, in the 14 poems that comprise each of the four sections of her book, intimate details of betrayal and triumph: love gone almost right - and love gone inexplicably wrong; faith - and the crisis of its utter lack; the loving light of family - and the dark shadow it can cast.
"Not poetry. Not music. Not the human condition."