"Lillo Way’s skillful and compassionate handling of language and rhythm makes complex ideas accessible. Her work is witty, inventive, and feisty. Her images stay in the mind’s eye."

- David Wagoner, Former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets

Lillo Way

Dubious Moon

Dubious Moon

Praise for “Dubious Moon”

“That old devil orb which haunts and illumines our nocturnal firmament may be dubious, but these fine poems, drawn together along an ecliptic of lunar tropes and elaborated in rich, resonant diction, are an undoubted success. Imagery and wordplay flourish in figures…which embody Lillo Way’s delight in every phase of life, cast a lunar radiance on ‘the first half of hope, not the last,’ and conduce toward the wit and wisdom of these poems.”

– Carolyne Wright, author of This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems and Seasons of Mangoes and Brainfire

“Dubious Moon, Lillo Way’s Prizewinning chapbook, is a slender, elegantly designed book that opens to a world of taut poems, glistening in language that is pure music.”

– Carol Levine, Reviewer, Crab Creek Review, 2018


Lillo’s poem “Appropriation” receives The Florida Review 2018 Editors’ Award for Poetry. Read the poem here.

Lillo’s poem “Offering” is the winner of the 2018 E.E. Cummings Prize from New England Poetry Club. Read the poem here.