This is what they said:
"If you’re thinking snuggle-up, warm milk, there-there – don’t. This book burns with the pressures of what it’s like to be she who comforts. Honest about the way domestic responsibilities deflect adult fears and longings, it excels at capturing suburban claustrophobia, the enraging tedium of chores, the comedy of clashes between adult’s and child’s eye view. There is a clinched energy here; the poetry fizzes with ironies."
It's rather timely, as we're just reprinting The Comforter – the first run has sold out and we'll need the new books to fill all the orders that we're sure will rush in.
Congratulations are also due to Helen Heath, whose chapbook Watching for Smoke was published by Seraph Press in 2009. Helen's first full-length poetry collection, Graft, was also selected for the 100 Best Books of 2012 list. We are congratulating ourselves on our good taste.
You can read the complete list online here: http://www.listener.co.nz/culture/books/the-100-best-books-of-2012/