This early November I’m currently reading Jillian Weise’s second collection of poems, The Book of Goodbyes. It’s hard to come to a book that was both the 2013 winner of the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award and the 2013 James Laughlin Award, given to celebrate an outstanding second poetry collection, without a sense of letdown, given such high expectations. That said, there’s still much to admire in this slim volume.