Delicate and sensual, Castaldi weaves traditional haiku imagery with non-traditional stylings in her latest poetry book, Boundary Disruption. I thoroughly enjoyed reading these lush poems, and I took comfort in her tales of longing and regret—a balm for those of us who have experienced personal disruptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Erin continues to prove she is a mainstay of the international haiku community, and I am excited to watch her illustrious career bloom.
—Tiffany Shaw-Diaz, award-winning poet and artist
Boundary Disruptionis poet Erin Castaldi’s chronicle of personal journey during the pandemic. Without a roadmap, in unprecedented times, Erin uses short form poetry to convey a challenge to her core—a test of the bonds of love. At home between New Jersey’s Pinelands and shoreline, Erin infuses her poetry with the cycles and phenomena of the natural world that surrounds her. She takes us on a ride, through a tornado of gnats and a persimmon harvest, showcasing the fragility and resilience of the human spirit. This collection is an act of reconciliation, reminding us once again of the healing powers of nature.
—Jeff Hoagland, Associate Editor of The Heron’s Nest