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Creature (Paperback)

Poems

P&S History > Humanities > Poetry

By Marsha de la O
Imprint: University of Pittsburgh Press
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9780822967231
Published: 31st March 2024
Casemate UK Academic

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Written during the last five years of the poet’s father’s life, Creature is a book about love, destruction, and the self, all standing in relation to family and the natural world. The poems themselves try to move toward what can’t be said by finding connection with other life forms: hawks, hummingbirds, pelicans, lizards, horses, ravens, squid. By moving past linguistic walls into otherness, words become proximate to mystery and inhabit territory where expanses open and embodiment is always on the verge of transformation.

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