Here is some praise for “What Is Home If Not A Person”:
“In this collection we get such a variety of easily accessible poems, a panoply of moods and modes in which we see the poet joyous, sad, despairing ,confused, vexed, lonely, frisky, larky, stroppy, thoughtful, abashed, bemused, leery, insouciant, chuffed, chagrined, goofy, timid, outraged, wracked, frazzled, beleaguered, resigned, frivolous, and need I go on? Each poem gives us a glimpse of what it may be like to be inside her skin. We are never more naked than when we write. She is Eve minus the fig leaves.” - Doc Sigerson, Red Fez Magazine
“Every single poem in What is home if not a person? is a revelation. In Lindsey's heart-full work, even the smallest detail is noticed, appreciated, given its due. These poems grapple with the places we once inhabited and the places we'd like to go, geographical and religious roots, longing and hurting and the relentless search (and hope) for something more. This book posits that beauty can be found past the pain, that meaning can be made from all that once tried to crush us. This is a life-affirming, brilliant piece of soul work from Lindsey Heatherly."
- Liza Olson, author of Here's Waldo, The Brother We Share, and Afterglow, EIC of (mac)ro(mic)
“This achingly honest and tender collection is a precious gift from an artist whose rawness and vulnerability are embedded in every poem, every carefully chosen word. We are granted a glimpse into the life of a mother and daughter as she navigates the types of obstacles and setbacks we can all relate to. She teaches us what it means to love, her poems grabbing us by the collar and shouting, “Do not give up on love, especially the love we hold for ourselves.”
-Susan Triemert, author of Guess What’s Different
“Lindsey Heatherly's collection captures the fragile magic of nature, the rawness of everyday life and the realities of family life, motherhood and relationships. Heatherly writes masterfully with a delicate quality and sharp wit; hope is a tender undertone and despair a brutal reflection - her openness in these beautifully striking pieces pull us into memories, home, and heart; the deep roots of humanity, the reasons why we hurt and why we keep holding on.”
-Louise Mather, author of The Dredging of Rituals and editor of Acropolis Journal