An interview with the author: ""I’d also been wrecked by grief over the sudden death of my closest friend, and nearly wrecked by a seven-year relationship I sometimes thought was out to end me entirely. Towards the 10-year mark, I was also finally diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder and began to respond to treatment. The accumulation of all this—at times it felt like I’d just bled out. But turns out, for me there was life after wrecked-life."
Collection stemmed from grief, but the poems themselves focus more about how one can rebuild themselves by taking all aspects of their past and present selves to better build their futures.