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Sugaring is engaging, lucid and has emotional depth—emotion that never overwhelms the poems.
– Kevin Pilkington
Sugaring demonstrates Cefola’s commitment to powerful images and well-wrought language.
– Julie Enszer
Ann Cefola’s first chapbook, Sugaring, printed in a lovely handmade edition by Dancing Girl Press, quickly catches the eye with its burst of color from Cefola’s own cover art, so that the reader is invited to partake in a sort of synesthesia involving taste and color before even reading a line. In this way, we discover early on that Cefola’s aesthetic of “sugar” doesn’t involve the refined crystalline substance that’s poured into coffee out of paper packets but rather something vivid and dynamic that can be tapped into directly.
– Janelle Elyse Kihlstrom