Starred review given to Nicole Stellon’s book EVERYTHING NEVER COMES YOUR WAY!

In her inviting third poetry collection, Everything Never Comes Your Way, Nicole Stellon O’Donnell (You Are No Longer in Trouble) muses on the struggles and transcendence of “family-tethered Alaska life.” The title comes from the opening poem, addressed to a young baseball player, and introduces the element of chance, which O’Donnell further investigates in “Memoir,” about the vicissitudes of life and what we choose to omit from the record.