Zoo

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Zoo is the second collection of poems by the successful young British writer, Tobias Hill, to be published by Oxford University Press. Hill's nocturnal, ferret-like eye and emotional stance somewhere between distance and intimacy lend the poems in his new collection a narrative, almost conversational feel. He follows the tracks of rivers and canals, listening to the sounds of the animals in their cages at the London Zoo. Along the way, he treats the reader to the impressions he picks up as if they were bits of ...
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Overview


Zoo is the second collection of poems by the successful young British writer, Tobias Hill, to be published by Oxford University Press. Hill's nocturnal, ferret-like eye and emotional stance somewhere between distance and intimacy lend the poems in his new collection a narrative, almost conversational feel. He follows the tracks of rivers and canals, listening to the sounds of the animals in their cages at the London Zoo. Along the way, he treats the reader to the impressions he picks up as if they were bits of interesting rubbish that signify something important.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780192881021
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Series: Oxford Poets Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Tobias Hill lives in London. He is the author of Skin, a collection of short stories, and editor of several new magazines.

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Table of Contents

Magnolia Flowers 1
Draining the Grand Union 2
Twelfth Night 4
Sushi 6
Michael the Zoo Keeper 8
The Elephant Girl 10
Closing Time 12
Leonardo's Machines 14
Gibbons in a Northern Spring 17
How to Curse 18
Flora & Fauna 22
Drunk Autumn Midnight below Victoria Embankment 23
The Patron Saint of Prisoners 24
Prospero's Cell 26
Doctor Crippen in Love 28
Lime Light 30
Poem for a North London Wedding 32
Snapshot of an Egotist 34
Self-Portraits by Children 35
Saturday Night Fever 36
A Night in the Room of the Clown 38
Excerpts from a London Zoo Guide Book, 1928 40
The Island of Pumpkins 42
Dowsing with Whalebones 44
A Page of a Guide to a Small Island 46
A Crossroads 48
The Sound of Cages 54
The Pilot in Winter 55
Nightlight 59
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