From the publisher:
Brenda Shaughnessy’s third collection, Our Andromeda, delves into the idea of parallel existence by imagining the galaxy of Andromeda as a utopian. At once humorous and heart-breaking, fanciful and filled with difficult realities, Shaughnessy takes on the vastness of the universe by turning inward, examining human vulnerabilities as they are manifested in the struggles surrounding motherhood, human frailty, and a divided self.
I have many superlatives with which I'd like to describe this poetry collection, but turn to Hilton Als' blurb to see why I'm a bit hesitant to use them... Brenda Shaughnessy is one of my absolute favourite poets. Playful, intellectual, graceful, funny, sad. This book is all of those things and you need it in your life.