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Menagerie

Cheryl Pearson

Publisher: The Emma Press

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Summary

Menagerie is a collection of poems about animals, divided into three sections: water, earth and air. Some poems examine a creature from close-up, almost allowing the reader to see the world through the animal's eyes, while the poet is more present in other poems, looking on. The collection invites the reader to reflect on loneliness, love, mortality, and hope. Each poem is typeset with plenty of space around it, allowing it to breathe. With stylised illustrations by Amy Evans.
from "Octopus Tank, Torbay Aquarium"

I saw a ribbon of starlings once – they rose

and fell in that same way, tied and re-tied Rome

in a bow, and I thought the knot at their centre

must be God. Here is God again in this stranger,

the colour coursing her billow and flop like a weather map

crawling with storms.
Available since: 09/16/2020.
Print length: 36 pages.

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