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.