Falling Backwards Into Mirrors

Falling Backwards Into Mirrors is a collection of poetry grounded in the poetics of the female body. It is also a memoir that focusses on a freak accident during which the author fell between a boat and a dock, tearing from the bone (sit bone) her right hamstrings. All of three them.

Through vivid, sensual images the speaker embraces the naked architecture of her own flesh and bones. After falling, her mirror becomes an unwanted vehicle of close reflection and her skin the delicate structure that grafts her to hope.