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The Animal in the Room

The Animal in the Room

By Meghan Kemp-Gee
Categories: Poetry
Hardcover : 9781552454602, 80 pages, May 2023
Expected to ship: 2023-05-23

Deer with binoculars, wolves with resumes: bioengineered poetry that unsettles truth, fact, and history.

Animals are strange testing grounds for thinking about subjectivity, language, the body - really, anything you might want to write a poem about. Together, these poems are an evolutionary chart or a little bestiary – about deer, wolves, evolution, environmental collapse, and extinction. Each one stands alone as a contained organism, but like real animals, they share some genetic material with each other. Deer are a way of putting fear and trauma outside yourself; a wolf character whose main purpose was not understanding anything people feel.