Francesca Bell’s WHAT SMALL SOUND receives a Kirkus Starred Review!

A moving and musical set of poetic works.

Bell’s second collection of poems offers a portrait of motherhood, devastation, and hope. 

The author­’s first collection of poems, Bright Stain (2019),was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and the Julia Suk Award. Her newest book is a testament to her finely tuned poetic talent as she turns to grapple with far-reaching societal issues, including mental illness, gun violence, and sexual assault. More than anything, these works explore “the necessary work of opening” one’s self up to the world.