In Memory of Fire

Cape Cod Poetry Review, 2017
40 pages

In Memory of Fire presents a speaker on the verge of disaster. In Delbos’ poems, themes of destruction, loss, and the city intertwine in a complex play of language. Desolation and grief are handled with subtlety and sophistication. While music and biblical imagery present fresh, surprising motifs throughout this work, Delbos’ language maintains precision in a tightly woven arc of humanity against the wild, elemental lack of predictability inherent in relationships and circumstance. In Memory of Fire is a worldly and timeless work, and Delbos’ voice is a fresh and welcome one.”

–The Cape Cod Poetry Review