DREAM FRAGMENTS, Mirabel’s debut poetry chapbook, is an exploration of beauty in darkness. Through a nightmarish landscape of phantoms, locked doors, and trauma, Mirabel unflinchingly looks inward to recognize "the intimacy of violations." Her poems act as a mirror to reflect on relationships, history, and ancestry, all the while recognizing that these reflections comprise a fragile “glasshouse of language." In DREAM FRAGMENTS, language constantly threatens to shatter, fragment, and disperse. There is an ephemeral grace to the poetry of DREAM FRAGMENTS, one that searches for sure footing while recognizing life’s constantly shifting terrain.
Avleen Kaur Mokha (“Mirabel”) is a Montreal-based poet who grew up in Mumbai, India. Mirabel holds a B.A. in English Literature and Linguistics from McGill University, and was the 2019 winner of McGill’s Peterson Memorial Prize for Creative Writing. Presently, Mirabel edits poetry and prose for Persephone’s Daughters, a literary magazine dedicated to survivors of abuse. Mirabel’s poems have appeared in Déraciné Magazine, Dream Pop, and Siblini among others.