"Mason accomplishes the seemingly impossible act of making the unraveling of marriage into a theater of luminous wisdom. In showing us how love itself is often insoluble even in the grieving for a past, she illuminates the complex process of reckoning and forgiveness."—David St. John
Both an ode and a nocturne, Dissolve is a love letter in all ways: to a relationship, to life, to sorrow, to hope, and to the moment in which all moments are embodied.
Dissolve, Holaday Mason's second collection of poetry, was a finalist for the Autumn House Press Prize and a semifinalist for the Backwater Press and the Tupelo Press awards. Mason is a clinical psychology therapist.