THE BOOK OF LU chronicles the unexpected connection of love and friendship made online during the pandemic. Corinne Walsh, a debut poet, presents THE BOOK OF LU, a collection of poems focused on the uncertainty of love, the building of trust with a stranger, and the experience of risking vulnerability in the various forms of poetry. As a small child Walsh wrote little notes and hid them where people might accidentally find them, in mailboxes, in pockets, even under rocks. Composing thoughts and writing down feelings only to cast them out into the world started as a child's experiment in expression, and now, more than 50 years later the habit continues. THE BOOK OF LU is an extension of Walsh's affinity for unbridled emotion, and it's no secret who the intended recipient is here. The collaboration, and the added visual perspective provided by LuAnne Underhill's photographs only enhances the connection between poet and photographer, so that readers will appreciate the transformative landscape they shared. Underhill has a gift for capturing a moment of illumination and change in a familiar landscape that is undeniable. The poems here were wholly inspired by LuAnne Underhill's unique perspective, and the connection that developed between poet and photographer exchanging words and pictures during the isolation of the Covid pandemic. Uncertainty in the course of finding love, aspiring to trust, and the pleasure and pain of being seen are all central to the focus of this surprising discovery of the human connection that grew in spite of the isolation and chaos of the Covid pandemic. Walsh's poems explore the contrasts of our natural surroundings, and how they contribute to understanding the mystery of our own emotional upheaval and the inevitable imbalance of any passionate pursuit. Whether in a love connection, composing poetry, or capturing moments of beauty, assumptions and expectations create a perilous landscape to navigate, but Walsh brings the voice of an intrepid explorer to the poems in THE BOOK OF LU, and Underhill's photos make it impossible to underestimate the depth of their connection. LuAnne Underhill is a lifelong resident of North Carolina. She is an accomplished self-taught photographer whose love of animals, nature, and music is as much a part of her photography as her eye for beauty.