'Laura Boss proves she is an audacious poet. She succeeds in writing risk-taking poems that are full of ironic and wry humour. The poems speak with the self-deprecating, down to earth voice of a sensual woman. This is a poet whose increasingly sure hand guides her to handle her explosive material with the deftness of a high wire artist. I love this book. I love these poems. I know that anyone who starts to read Flashlight will not be able to put it down. What energy, what effervescence, what a tour de force! Anyone who thinks poetry can't save your life should read this book'- Maria Mazziotti Gillan, American Book Award winner for'All That Lies Between Us'(Guernica Editions).