A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth (2020)

A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth Poetry A PAGE FROM THE WONDERS OF LIFE ON EARTH is a book with a coherent vision of nature constructed or framed both in the present and in the recent past through zoos aviaries formal gardens men
  • Title: A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth
  • Author: Stephanie Bolster
  • ISBN: 9781926829708
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth
    Poetry A PAGE FROM THE WONDERS OF LIFE ON EARTH is a book with a coherent vision of nature constructed or framed, both in the present and in the recent past through zoos, aviaries, formal gardens, menageries, and books like the Time Life one named in the title Informed by the author s grand tour of these zoos and gardens, these poems provide a strong lens for consideriPoetry A PAGE FROM THE WONDERS OF LIFE ON EARTH is a book with a coherent vision of nature constructed or framed, both in the present and in the recent past through zoos, aviaries, formal gardens, menageries, and books like the Time Life one named in the title Informed by the author s grand tour of these zoos and gardens, these poems provide a strong lens for considering the many paradoxes of inter species relations they open up the possibility of honest, unsentimental elegy The book is also a model of what might be called investigative poetry, taking the poet s combination of perceptual acuity, craft, music and sensibility into these richly troubled places prisons of, monuments to, museums for the lost natural world where arcades sell postcards of old photographs of the arcades, and where questions of what it means to be human, to be animal, to be other and to be art are tangibly in the air Bolster s work demonstrates a surety of vision supported by an insider s eye for the telling aberrant detail everywhere matched by her impeccable ear Judith Fitzgerald, The Globe and Mail.
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    1. An instrument, glass bellied, iron ribbed.Voices emanate destinations,trains crawl under curving nets of shelter.Travellers enter the gut.An abattoir, a market.Lined with shops, a street of particulate light.An eggshell pricket with stars suggestedother ways to move inside Iron, pg 18 Words in the palm, loose gravel.Words rising, the shapes unnatural.Look at this, what I found, listen Smell this flower of no scent.The mellion ground, the ha ha, the great bastion.My kingdom for what it might mean [...]

    2. This is a most wondrous book of poetry from a poet who shows a magnificent vision of the natural world These is truly a poem a day kind of book to take in the verses with clarity and understanding my mind opened wide to the themes that are contained in this extraordinary volume Some examples that just speak volumes are Even the very first lines of the very first poem in the book entitled Life of the Mind Wanders shows the reader a picture A wrecked edifice wavers in a puddle Shoes in gravel, the [...]

    3. A book of Canadian verse on ideas of designed, or manicured, or constructed nature, and the inevitable failures or leakages of this human impulse The poems trace a series of trips to parks, zoos, and museums A rich area of inquiry for sure, reminding me The Artificial Kingdom by Celeste Olalquiaga, an amazing book beyond superlatives on the rise of museums, cabinets of curiosity, and kitsch Unfortunately, this book fails to find anything tremendously insightful, or emotional, in the poet s inqui [...]

    4. Stephanie Bolster joined us at Kingston WritersFest 2012 You can read about Stephanie and the Festival here kingstonwritersfest

    5. Wonderful, easy to follow, and engaging poems that mix stories of people and society in general with that of animals Something about this collection actually reminded me of a cabinet of curiosities due to their intricacy as well as strong, distinct voice and narrative quality It was wonderful to read poems that left an impression without feeling like a burden to read.

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