Pub Weekly review of Laodicea:

"Each line enters 'as inexactly as anxieties' while also presenting a strange sort of clinical exactness that is almost textbook-like in nature. Ekstrand will present a moment or image then shift the lens a fraction to show the side the reader can't quite see. Ultimately one finds a refusal of metaphor—a forest is "exactly how I expect/ a bamboo forest to look"—with tension aggregating from images being picked apart so delicately, always with an awareness that metaphor could exist."

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