The Toothmakers' Daughters
Chapbook, 2018, Finishing Line Press
I love Katherine Fallon's voice, her unsparing honesty coupled with poise and dark wit. There's a deep reckoning here, with family and self––a refusal to comfort, explain, or look away, all the more shattering for the poems' terse understatement and lyric precision. The Toothmakers’ Daughters is an original and fierce debut.
––Joan Larkin, author of Blue Hanuman and My Body: New and Selected Poems
The Toothmakers' Daughters is a visceral epic, a psychological creation myth. These poems are terse and brilliant, a virtuoso extended metaphor—they're also intimate, hard-earned, necessary, generous, willing to go unarmed to the dangerous primal parts of the human mind. Poems like "Initiation" are wildly powerful. Katherine Fallon's lines are fast-paced and accessible, but her work is grounded in deep experience and her vision is hers alone.
–D. Nurkse, author of Love in the Last Days; After Tristan and Iseult