- The poems touch on themes of sickness, palliative care, how we cope, and the relationships between parents and children, drawing on Bennett's experience as a parent to an autistic child as well as his work in the hospitals
- The perspectives in the poems shift between the personal, the imagined, and the political
- "Bennett's artistry lies in his ability to create poems that shatter complacency with bricks of loaded language" — Quill & Quire on Civil and Civic
Jonathan Bennett is the author of seven books, including two previous collections of poetry, Civil and Civic and Here is my street, this tree I planted. He is a winner of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award in Literature. Born in Vancouver, raised in Sydney, Australia, Bennett lives in the village of Keene, Ontario.