Juliet Troy’s Amnion records particulars of experience with diaristic intensity, yet the experiencing ego dissolves in the process. Existence here is always for the sake of another, whether that other be one’s child, one’s parent or the ecosystem. Images of water pour through the collection, held for a time within each poem, but always flowing on into other channels, other texts. If there is grief for the losses described by this ceaseless movement, that too is one of the transformations that extends Troy’s poetics of care from self to world: ‘yesterday I was river today we are rain’.
– Matt Martin