Diane Thiel’s much-awaited anthology of poetry, Questions from Outer Space, is worth the wait. This collection is divided into four parts, each touching on a particular subject or idea that delivers critical but compassionate and witty observations. The first part is titled Questions of Time and Direction and deals with the inevitable march of time and how our rhythms navigate with it. The second part is Notice from Another Dimension, which are meditative perspectives ranging from the politics of sleeping dogs to filtering apps that change reality. The third part is The Farthest Side and addresses the role of time and space in capturing moments in human relationships. The fourth part is Time in the Wilderness, which are flights of fancy with metaphorical undertones that touch on human existence and nature.