Here is a review: Jessica Maggie Brophy’s The Paper Girl (2016), is hidden in plain sight. These poems about growing up are shy, yet direct; raucous, yet deceptive. In this provocative collection, Brophy examines delivery, fragility, the markings of gender, the origami of living, the longing for self-discovery—what it means to be a paper girl. This slender collection leaves us wanting more from the narrator who is both wise and lost like a heroine from a fairytale.
–Monifa Love Asante, author of poetry collections Dreaming Underground, Provisions, and Freedom in the Dismal, an award-winning novel.