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A page from the wonders of life on Earth

Author: Stephanie Bolster
Publisher: London, Ont. : Brick Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Canadian poetry
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bolster, Stephanie.
Page from the wonders of life on Earth.
London, Ont. : Brick Books, ©2011
(DLC) 2011459716
(OCoLC)732948959
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Bolster
ISBN: 9781771310826 1771310820
OCLC Number: 1016979258
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Stephanie Bolster.

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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 acu.

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