Arranged thematically by feelings and emotions, the poetry within Set Me on Fire rejoices both in human connection and personal introspection. Forcing the reader to examine feelings in the round, Risbridger’s carefully curated selection throws up unexpected juxtapositions and inter-relations that make this volume a constant, unpredictable joy.
With an intuitive, accessible, feelings-first format, these are poems for the moments when you really need to know that someone else has been there too. These are poems about eating and kissing and having too many feelings, about being outside and inside and loving someone so much you think you might die. They are about break-ups and getting back together and oh-god-it's-complicated-don't-ask-me moments. They are about wanting and waiting and having, about grieving and life after death and the end of the world. They are, in other words, about being alive.
Hardback, 240 pages.