WHERE THE WORDS END AND MY BODY BEGINS
Where The Words End And My Body Begins by Amber Dawn
first published 2015, paperback
The first full-length poetry book by the Lambda Literary and Vancouver Book Award Winner.
Award-winning writer Amber Dawn reveals a gutsy lyrical sensibility in her debut poetry collection: a suite of glosa poems written as an homage to and an interaction with queer poets, such as the legendary Gertrude Stein, Christina Rossetti, and Adrienne Rich, as well as contemporaries like Leah Horlick, Rachel Rose, and Trish Salah. (Glosas, a 15th-century Spanish form, typically open with a quatrain from an existing poem by another writer, followed by four stanzas of ten lines each, and usually end with a line repeated from the opening quatrain.)
By doing so, Amber Dawn delves deeper into the themes of trauma, memory, and unblushing sexuality that define her work.