Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Zoo Wheel of Knowledge

Zoo Wheel of Knowledge

by Henri Cole

See All Formats & Editions

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Cole's second book presents the strengths and defects found in his previous The Marble Queen ( LJ 4/15/86). Over themes at times simply too slight to sustain it, he lays a thick veneer, inlayed with intricate imagery and buffed with high-toned diction. At his best he lets a glittering sort of lushness rise from the lines: ``a Bible-belt debutante dozing beside me/ into the rich, delta incubus of Sleep.'' However, at times his metaphors seem strikingly inappropriate, as when he portrays his bachelorhood ``pierroting in separateness: / a small cross to carry in such a long/ calvary sic of a life.'' Too often he serves up incoherence: ``Time soaks the fire between you/ and you emerge dripping from the sea, golden/ with the voltage of Life, your palms like bronze gongs clasped.'' Cole shows promise, but this book is recommended only for large contemporary poetry collections.-- Frank Lepkowski, Oakland Univ. Lib., Rochester, Mich.

Product Details

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
Edition description:
1st ed

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network


Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews