These vividly imaginative poems open doors to other worlds and other lives. Austin draws upon her own memories and experiences, as well as on art, travel, dream, myth, history, and literature. In this book, there are doorways to linger in. One door lets in the dark, another is the way under the hill; there may be a wrong door and a right one. Language itself can be a door that lets you enter or bars the way. A fable maker, hers is a poetry of parts held together by powerfully imagined dream associations.