The Zoo

The Zoo

eBook - 2002
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Joanie Mackowski’s debut collection of poetry is meditative, vivid, sometimes weird. Turning an idiosyncratic eye to the inhabitants of zoos and fish tanks, cafes and cemeteries, she illuminates details that make the familiar seem strange. An egret stands "still as a glass of milk"; iceberg lettuce is a "vegetable leviathan" that "extends beneath the dinner table / an unseen, monstrous green"; a bald eagle may "love a jet? / or worship them all, or mock them, rigid / freaks that never linger."

Winner of the 2002 Kate Tufts Discovery Award from Claremont Graduate University.
Selected by Li-Young Lee as the Winner of the 2000 Associated Writing Programs’ Award Series in Poetry, this debut collection of poems illuminates details that make the familiar seem strange.

Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2002
ISBN: 9780822979975
Characteristics: 1 online resource (67 pages)


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