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Lives of the Animals

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Publisher Comments:

Lives of the Animals takes us to that place where the boundaries between predator and prey, the observer and the observed, merge, reverse, become re-imagined. We find ourselves inside a story of death and life, witness to acts of survival so primal they seem less instinctive than passionate. And it is passion that most informs these poems: the bond between lovers, between parent and child, between humans and other animals, both wild and domestic, that populate our shared world of hunger and need.

Synopsis:

From "After the Coyotes' Song": Now night is clearly darker than before and smells more still, its star wick trimmed audibly down. Now all rodents are emboldened, all owls through their talons knowing, down the limb-bones and capillary fretwork of roots and holes, that every living thing's about to bolt . . .

About the Author

Robert Wrigley is the author of five collections of poetry and has received numerous awards including three Pushcart Prizes.

Table of Contents

Lives of the Animals The Other World

Horse

Elk Dreams

At the Beach

Explanatory

Do You Love Me?

Myopia

Discretion

Poor Animals

Later That Day

Washing My Face

Fish Dreams

Affirmations

Is an Abandoned Orchard

Thatcher Bitchboy

Mummy of a Mouse

Quiet Night

Bridge

Anecdotal Fencepost

Clemency

Lives of the Animals

After the Coyotes' Song

Horseflies

Following Snakes

Snake in the Trough

Swallows

Highway 12, Just East of Paradise, Idaho

Progress

Winter Bale

Caffeine

Agency

Kissing a Horse

"Dog"

Northern Lights

The Afterlife of Moose

The Church of Omnivorous Light

In Time

Sweetbreads

Mercy

Helpful

Bear Dreams

Breaking Trail

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142003459
Author:
Wrigley, Robert
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Poets, Penguin
Series Volume:
v. 6
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.98x5.98x.33 in. .27 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , From "After the Coyotes' Song": Now night is clearly darker than before and smells more still, its star wick trimmed audibly down. Now all rodents are emboldened, all owls through their talons knowing, down the limb-bones and capillary fretwork of roots and holes, that every living thing's about to bolt . . .
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