Vivian Wagner reviews Francesca Bell’s WHAT SMALL SOUND for Pedestal Magazine!

What Small Sound, a new poetry collection by Francesca Bell, is an exploration of life, death, and love, and of the myriad ways these essential elements of human existence intersect and define each other. The poems in this collection don’t offer any easy answers to the quandaries we face, but they do look unflinchingly at the often painful contradictions that shape our experience of the world.

One of the central themes of the collection is connection with others: what it is, how we develop it, and how we just as often lose it.