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Praise for Notes on Leaving

“Like her image of house-slips snagged on rough wrought-iron, Laisha Rosnau’s debut book of poems speaks of a world both knowing and delicate, in a voice that is brash, heart-felt, human . . .”
–David O’Meara

“The poems in Notes on Leaving are as intimate and surprising as the delicacy of rolling moon ‘from tongue to tongue.’ Laisha Rosnau delivers her phrases with abandon and aims them where they count.”
–Jay Ruzesky

"She writes this side of angry, unrepentantly... Bittersweet, brimming with sex and the need to be noticed, but not in a cheap and easy way."
–Andrew Vaisius, Prairie Fire

"From childhood formation to youthful transformation, from teen sexuality to adult consciousness, from world travel to the intense and transient friendships formed in a post-modern world, Rosnau nails the human experience through the eyes of a persona who is wise-woman, smart-girl, and cynical innocent...

"Readers will find these forty-plus poems insightful and accessible."
–Anne-Marie Oomen, ForeWord