Outside the Cave IV, like the previous volumes, boasts an array of poems on subjects from the mundane to the lofty. Georgia S. McDade lives her life tasting the good, tolerating the not-so-good, and enduring the bad. The poetry is the exhibition of this truth. As a decade older student told her, “But you’re not just a great teacher of literature—you teach sociology, anthropology, history, economics, political science, psychology, journalism, religion! And politics: I never thought of everything being political until I took your class.” Without a classroom, Georgia McDade aims to do the same with and in her poetry that she did in the classroom. Everything is part of life. So, once again she invites readers to come outside of their respective caves with this volume of poetry.