We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-law. But always meeting ourselves. ~ James Joyce
“This is a first book of poems, but the poet is already on her way, the voice clearly her own and not to be confused with that of any other poet. An auspicious debut collection.”
“…Andrea Fry writes beautifully about the miracles in ordinary lives. Her language is fresh and compelling, as in the title poem, which sets the tone for the collection…”
“…entertaining, humorous, and poignant The Bottle Diggers [is] as adventurous in its domestic archaeology as any collection you’ve read in years.”
Andrea Fry’s poetry collection, “The Bottle Diggers,” is in the tradition of Joyce an assembly of voices, a cast of characters who tell stories. Sometimes these characters give their own testimony; sometimes they share someone else’s story.