Sue Chenette's SLENDER HUMAN WEIGHT is a volume of poetry you'll want to read, and read again, and read again. The superbly crafted poems are an elegant examination of moments large and small for contemporary readers, from "Caribou for Brass Players," celebrating the extraordinary majesty of grand beings bearing horns, to "Hush," a quiet remembrance of time, long-gone, shared with a younger brother. In their honest examination of family dynamics, troubling conversations, and awkward moments, Chenette's poems honor the complexities of human relationships. But Chenette also rejoices in art and nature in her visits to cathedrals, galleries, and rural France. Here are the objects, the characters, the loves, the events, the narratives, and the mysteries of our lives, well observed and beautifully articulated, to say, as Chenette says, "We Were Here."