Man and Beast

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For the 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 basiv structure of simple gentic material lies the limitless potential fodr the existence of all living things, be they man or beast.
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Overview

For the 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 basiv structure of simple gentic material lies the limitless potential fodr the existence of all living things, be they man or beast.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897178041
  • Publisher: Insomniac Press
  • Publication date: 2/25/2006
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Cole was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1959. He received a degree in zoology from Trinity College Dublin and a degree in English from University College Dublin. He began at the Dublin Zoo in 1982 and has been working at the Toronto Zoo since 1992. He is currently Senior Keeper of Elephants, and hopes to remain so.

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Table of Contents

Adam's prayer 13
The apple-namer 14
Ringmaster 15
Mackerel man 16
The brothers 17
Students 18
Cuchulain dies 20
Armada 21
Rhino keeper 22
Moving statutes 23
Fairy-ring 24
Lough Derg 25
Greece 26
Another world 27
Indian summer 28
Bus journey 30
Unemployed 31
Pine-falls winter 32
Sasquatch 33
Phil 34
The connoisseur of Moose Mountain speaks 35
The worm-pickers 36
Chuck 37
Wounded knee 38
Death of a poet 39
Yobi 40
The plumber 41
Roadkill 42
The senile birdwatcher 43
Meet the hairy-nosed wombat keeper 47
Butterflies 51
Octopus 52
Starfish 53
Zebra mussels 54
Portugese man o'war 55
Tuna 56
Frogs 57
Snapping turtle 58
Snake 59
Tortoise 60
Dinosaurs 61
Rail 62
Cowbirds 63
Chicken 64
Hyacinth macaw 65
Siberian crane dance 66
Blackpoll warbler 68
King penguin 69
Echidna 70
Elephant shrew 71
Mole 72
Kangaroo 73
Hedgehog 74
Sloth 75
Pangolin 76
Beaver 77
Grey-headed flying fox 78
Aardvark 79
Snowshoe hare 80
Badger 81
Red panda 82
Warthog 83
Musk ox 84
Zebra 85
Hippo 86
Rhino 87
Hyena 88
Black bear 89
Snow leopard 90
Grey seal 91
Sea cows 92
Elephants 93
Right whale 96
Gibbon 97
Chimpanzee 98
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