"Nicole Rollender’s first full-length collection, Louder Than Everything You Love, is haunting and haunted, tender and tendrils, eye of newt and mother’s milk. The poems contemplate generations and generation. Death and little deaths. The ways we go on, the ways we are remembered. How birds alight on our remnants after we are gone. Its pages are rife with the inheritance of seers and magic, wisdom and sight. With what is passed down among women through the ages, from mother to daughter again and again and beyond."
Sivan Butler-Rotholz, Saturday Poetry Series, AsItOughttoBe.com