In Between Angels and Animals by Emily Cullen. Arlen House, 2013.
Description: This collection addresses various states of in-betweenness as the poet transitions through life, from single woman through to wife and mother. Echoing its title, there is a sense of the animal and the divine as some of the poems grapple with the corporeality of pregnancy and motherhood, and the illumination that maternal love brings. Wit flows through the volume, infusing humour amid the poet’s reflections on her new circumstances.