Described as “moving,” “delightful,” and “skillfully written,” Nicole Eiden’s poetry examines our connections to each other and the continuity of the human experience. She is a keen storyteller who details the experience of attentive living. From “My Blank White Bumper Sticker” to “The Bridge,” these poems take you from Ohio to New Orleans and from childhood remembered to assuming the responsibilities of a parent. With courage and candor, she explores the ways in which we define ourselves through our roles and relationships. This debut collection also includes “Mortgage,” the third-place winner of the Women’s National Book Association 2016 Writing Contest.