Reviews of Good Grief
"I had a physical reaction, the nodding and head-shaking and eye-closing and deep breaths that come when I read a wonderful poem. I made a lot of those motions as I read this collection, and I was grateful for its tackling of life's sadness and uncertainty."
-Gretchen Primack, PANK Magazine
"Though we encounter many of the expected narratives of adolescence, Edwards' command of the language and her refusal to back away from the toughest details of the confession (which often lead us far beyond where we're used to the story ending) makes these experiences as raw and nearly brutal as the first time."
-Victoria Lynne McCoy, Union Station
The banal/easy way with this one would be to say it’s about a young woman discovering/figuring out the world around her—femininity, beauty, Truth, etc. It’s a paltry summation of a book that’s trying with more ferocity than many to tackle such subject matter. There’s a sharpness to Edwards’s stuff that’s disarming, shocking: she presents things in ways that feel exploded, reconfigured, made essentially strange.
-Weston Cutter, Corduroy Books