The mermaid who fell in love with a sailor
Sirenbound is an epic poem retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid. It was inspired by a dream I had many years ago about a mermaid who gets captured and taken to an amusement park. In the dream, I was the mermaid, swimming around the tank at the park, disoriented and unable to find my mermaid family. This dream stuck with me. I could really feel the mermaid’s despair and longing, and her desperation for freedom. It made me really feel for the intelligent animals in tanks. I finally turned it into a story, which I am excited to present as Sirenbound!