Even in the Dark contains delicate poems of the lives of women and the exquisite beauty contained in the act of observation. In a collection evoking luminescent images, Lucas explores nature and beauty, love and travel, in poems set at home and further afield. The entire lifespan is present here: in vitro to last hours; developing and then ageing bodies captured in whisps of lovely images. Images that also contain danger and risk. In this, her first volume of poetry, Rose Lucas has distilled years of writing into an impressive selection.