"The poems in Jessica Poli’s remarkable chapbook, Glassland, are little dioramas. Behind the glass enclosure are heartbeats fraught with all the wonder and despair of loves and losses that have outgrown their housing. A door melts behind a person leaving. The barns are “half-eaten/in the dark.” Somewhere, the “lightning/connects to the machine.” The poems in Glassland give a sense of the fragility of aquarium glass, and yet the foundations, the flesh, bear up the heavy weight of our humanity." - Oliver de la Paz
"A startlingly surreal and mytho-erotic creation, The Egg Mistress conjures unknown boundaries of eros and worlds within an egg whose origins demand the geographies of a new language:
If I could speak mineral.
If I could only eat bonemeal. If the cabbage
learned not to grow roots. If you were the barn
and I was the peeled corn.
Jessica Poli is a true original and this chapbook is an odyssey of delight.” – Mark Irwin