From Your Hostess at the T&A Museum is an insightful poetry collection that is as funny as it is sharp.

—Dontaná McPherson-Joseph

Clarion Reviews

(5 Star Review)

Witty, fresh, whimsical and musical, From Your Hostess at the T&A Museum is one of those very rare feats, poems of both thought and song ... I found it a joyride from beginning to end, a thoroughly smart and rewarding debut; Balma is a poet I hope to follow for years to come.

—Hailey Leithauser, author of Swoop

Balma juxtaposes the concrete and abstract to powerful effect, sometimes adding a dash of absurdity and throwing it all in the blender to produce a punchy concoction that makes you feel as though you've been there, too ... [Her] work contains masterful imagery.

—Lisa Timpf

Science Fiction Poetry Association

A charming and refreshing collection that kindles the imagination. Balma knows how to keep readers engaged.

—Audrey Davis

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From Your Hostess at the T&A Museum pulls off that most difficult of hat tricks in poetry: in addition to being intuitive, surprising and wise, it's also very funny. ... This is an accomplished poetry collection sure to leave you wiser and happier than when you began it.

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