The Girl Who Came Back

, Author
Meg Eden
Red Bird Chapbooks, 2013

Meg Eden’s The Girl Who Came Back is a collection of narrative poems that circle  around a Mother’s love of an amusement park that has been destroyed by time and  urban sprawl.  The Mother’s recollections are shared with the daughter, until the  love of the past amusement park becomes a shared fantasy. Eden asks us to consider  the way experience shapes memory and the way memory shapes reality. It begs to  question the importance of shared narratives.  This is a collection of what happens  when Sleeping Beauty and Snow White become your childhood friends in a life that  is lived standing outside windows, dreaming of the inside.