Dearest Creature

Dearest Creature

Format
Paperback
Price
$18.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143116356
  • 96 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • 18 and up

Overview

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.

Series

Poets, Penguin
Robert Morgan
Amy Gerstler
Terrance Hayes
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