We Cradled Each Other in the Air
Blue Lyra Press, February 2017
Paperback: 108 pages, ISBN: 978-1541340398, $12.00
We Cradled Each Other in the Air gathers together meditations, lyrical pieces, and absurdist narrative shorts. The chapbook is part of a book-length volume from Blue Lyra Press, together with the chapbooks of authors Chella Courington and Diane Payne.
Spendl’s fiction pieces in this chapbook impress and instruct. These sharp gems are like, as Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer has said of this form, ‘flash of fireflies.’ With swift movements they illuminate the vulnerabilities and triumphs of the human soul.— Samrat Upadhyay, author of Arresting God in Kathmandu