In the luxury, Darren C. Demaree constructs a response to the catastrophic death of the natural world that enacts rage, love, and grief all at once. Filled with endless lyricism and an unpunctuated momentum, Demaree’s poems cascade and overflow. As such, they are abundant: abundant with joy, sorrow, and a tenderness toward the earth conveyed through the specificity of ordinary life. Of gardens and politicians and children. Of berries and midnights and birds. Reading them, I felt convinced that this book offers the most honest reaction to our current climate crisis — one based in doubt and kindness at the same time. Hold onto these poems the same way you hold onto the burning world. Tightly. As hard as you can.
— Devin Kelly, author of In This Quiet Church of Night, I Say Amen