Kirkus Reviews calls Lisa C. Krueger’s FLORIOGRAPHY CHILD “a poignant and bittersweet poetry collection about a mother’s devotion.”

Krueger offers a memoir about caring for a sick child in poetry form.

Krueger explores connections between flora, motherhood, and illness in this poetry collection. The title refers to the way different types and colors of flowers convey emotion: “Everyone speaks / a little flower,” she writes in “Floriography of a Birth.” She praises “the women before me” who “knew / which flowers were delicious, / which could heal” (“Heritage”). In “Sunflower,” three days after a birth, she takes the new child to the garden and tells her, “I grew this for you.”