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Red Tuque Books Inc.  9780981065847
Title: Water Window Mirror
Author: Gloria Barkley
ISBN: 9780981065847
Publication Date: 2013
Publisher: Wattle And Daub Books
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Price: 12.95

How does a poet describe a state in which her senses can't be trusted, when everything she sees and hears may be unreal? In these spare, unsettling poems, moving seamlessly between terror and unexpected beauty, Gloria Barkley draws us into that fractured, hallucinatory world. Line by line in stark, fragmented imagery she strips the experience to the bone.

But was it mental illness? After more than two decades the answer came: Gloria's body was profoundly reacting to the foods she ate and the chemicals added to them.