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作者 Cole, Eric
書名 Man and Beast
出版項 London : Insomniac Press, 2005
國際標準書號 9781897414842 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (108 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Contents -- 1 Man -- Adam's Prayer -- The Apple-Namer -- Ringmaster -- Mackerel Man -- The Brothers -- Students -- Cuchulain Dies -- Armada -- Rhino Keeper -- Moving Statues -- Fairy-Ring -- Lough Derg -- Greece -- Another World -- Indian Summer -- Bus Journey -- Unemployed -- Pine-Falls Winter -- Sasquatch -- Phil -- The Connoisseur of Moose Mountain Speaks -- The Worm-Pickers -- Chuck -- Wounded Knee -- Death of a Poet -- Yobi -- The Plumber -- Roadkill -- The Senile Birdwatcher -- 2 Meet the Hairy-Nosed Wombat Keeper -- Meet the Hairy-Nosed Wombat Keeper -- 3 Beast -- Butterflies -- Octopus -- Starfish -- Zebra Mussels -- Portugese Man O' War -- Tuna -- Frogs -- Snapping Turtle -- Snake -- Tortoise -- Dinosaurs -- Rail -- Cowbirds -- Chicken -- Hyacinth Macaw -- Siberian Crane Dance -- Blackpoll Warbler -- King Penguin -- Echidna -- Elephant Shrew -- Mole -- Kangaroo -- Hedgehog -- Sloth -- Pangolin -- Beaver -- Grey-Headed Flying Fox -- Aardvark -- Snowshoe Hare -- Badger -- Red Panda -- Warthog -- Musk Ox -- Zebra -- Hippo -- Rhino -- Hyena -- Black Bear -- Snow Leopard -- Grey Seal -- Sea Cows -- Elephants -- Right Whale -- Gibbon -- Chimpanzee -- Notes -- Acknowledgements
For Irish-born poet and zookeeper Eric Cole, the fourteen lines and rhythmic patterns of the sonnet echo the very building blocks of life. Within the basic structure of simple genetic material lies the limitless potential for the existence of all living things, be they man or beast. So, too, within the simple structure of the sonnet, there is a similar universe of untold possibilities. Now, in these robust and stylish poems, the mysteries of the animal kingdom are explored with genuine scientific curiosity and rendered with tenderness, stimulating language and unmistakable Irish wit. From the reviled Portuguese man o' war to the glorious hyacinth macaw, from the elusive snow leopard to the bizarre pangolin and even to the human animal itself, Cole demonstrates how life exists in inexplicable but nonetheless indispensable variety. This collection serves to remind us what we stand to lose if we fail to appreciate the small states of grace that befall us in the disappearing natural wonders of our world
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Cole, Eric Man and Beast London : Insomniac Press,c2005 9781897178041
主題 Cole, Eric, -- 1959-;Poetry
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