My Fault was selected by Eileen Myles as winner of the Cleveland State University 2015 First Book Prize. The book addresses fault and responsibility through personal, gendered and ecological lenses, and attempts to open up the slippery nature of how we assign fault. You can purchase it from SPD, CSU or Amazon.
Publishers Weekly calls MY FAULT: "Ethically astute and wildly caring," "cerebral and soul-baring."
“My Fault is brainy and organic, interrupting itself. In My Fault politics and intimacy are jousting for the planet. Through My Fault nature appears, wearing a beautiful stuttering naked poem you know what they mean. Yes.” —Eileen Myles
“When someone says ‘my fault’ it’s usually just after something not so awful has happened; it’s usually a little light-hearted, a little excusable. When Leora Fridman says ‘my fault’ it’s not so simple as it is most welcoming. This new book introduces the poet as someone who is willing to be someone, not to hide behind so-called points of view or other concoctions of literary fastidiousness. There’s an ‘I’ in this book and it’s an ‘I’ saying over and over again here I am, how are you? This ‘I’ says ‘We are only looking about// Who can say where the handle is/ to this an opening door// Who can hit my switch?’ Reading My Fault is like being with a new friend who has chosen to trust you with her thoughts about just about everything. It’s rare a poet that lets herself be so exposed, so open for inspection, so unguarded.” —Dara Wier