If a poem is going to grab you, it has to do it right away, as Lorna Crozier's poems do. Here are a few openers from her new book, Everything Arrives at the Light (McClelland & Stewart): "He had a good wife, he said, / she did not complete his sentences"; "If a woman could become / a horse, she would be one:" "I stand across from the man I haven't seen / in fifteen years. He is my husband." And my personal favourite: "I miss the smokers, the heavy drinkers." Crozier has a wonderful narrative voice and many of her poems feel like whole stories told in a few breaths. All of which makes this book hard to put down; in fact you'll want to read it all at one sitting.