Goodreads ***** review
Debbra's review: Elizabeth McLagan's "In the White Room" is both a punch to solar plexus and a hand offered as a help up. You could just curl up in a ball from these poems. And then you get a little braver, a little more curious, and as McLagan coaxes (gently, seductively) you find that you are surprisingly willing. You trust her. She knows what to do with you.
Inner Life: Elizabeth McLagan's In The White Room. "McLagan’s forthcoming collection, In the White Room, creates perceptual and imaginative realities through intimate daily details, which imbue this collection with an inner life of its own. As the title suggests, it draws on architecture—rooms, houses, walls—to explore a poetry of space and striking visual images. Paradoxically, the fixity of the architecture grounds McLagan’s collection, while also allowing her a great mobility in exploring themes of memory, loss, and the process of writing itself..."