The Wrong Side of the Looking Glass

The Wrong Side of the Looking Glass

In this collaborative poetry pamphlet, Natalie Ann Holborow and Mari Ellis Dunning stir together myth, legend, fairytale, and iconic female characters to cast a book-length spell and bewitch, as well as beguile, the reader. With intelligence and imagination they question stereotypes, delve into archetypes, and dissect what we think we know, transmuting old stories, through gorgeous language and idiosyncratic imagery, into new and startling tales. Marginalised female voices are brought to the fore, their inner worlds expertly and sensitively realised. Unsettling, evocative, and full of surprise, this is a rich and entirely unique undertaking by two of the brightest young voices in poetry today.

“The Wrong Side of the Looking Glass is a fabulous re-imagining of a series of female characters from literature, folklore and myth.”


John Goodby

“The Wrong Side of the Looking Glass is a wunderkammer of reflections, refractions and uncanny glimpses of the myths and legends we all think we know.” 

Tiffany Atkinson