The Almond of My Mind

The Poetry of Neuroscience and Love

Inspired by the imagery of neuroscience and botany, The Almond of My Mind explores the ways in which love possesses, threatens, and remakes us. This debut collection by Anna Ehrenman is a unique blending of science and poetry, excavating startling new metaphors from the textbook physiology of emotion and obsession.

Divided into four chapters, these poems reimagine the mind as a garden where each new flower–Iris, Rosehip, Foxglove, and Almond–draws us deeper into the author’s intimacy: Love reaching from her eyes to her amygdala.