The title of Looms signifies the weaving tool as well as the shadowing appearance of something, These woven tales were inspired by Barbara Guest's statement that a tale doesn't tell the truth about itself; it tells us what it dreams about.
Camille Martin, a Toronto poet and collage artist, is the author of Codes of Public Sleep (Toronto: BookThug, 2007) and Sonnets (Shearsman 2010). She was born in El Dorado, Arkansas, and spend her childhood in Lafayette, Louisiana. A classical musician from an early age, she earned graduate degrees in both music and English literature. After residing in New Orleans for fourteen years, following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 she moved to Toronto, where she teaches writing and literature at Ryerson University.