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Dearest Creature

Penguin Poets

Amy Gerstler - Author

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ISBN 9780143116356 | 96 pages | 29 Sep 2009 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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A surreal new collection from an acclaimed poet

Hallucinogenic plants chant in chorus. A thoughtful dog grants an interview. A caterpillar offers life advice. Amy Gerstler's newest collection of poetry, Dearest Creature, marries fact and fiction in a menagerie of dramatic monologues, twisted love poems, and epistolary pleadings. Drawing on sources as disparate as Lewis Carroll and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, as well as abnormal psychology, etiquette, and archaeology texts, these darkly imaginative poems probe what it means to be a sentient, temporary, flesh- and- blood beast, to be hopelessly, vividly creaturely.


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