An Ecology of Elsewhere: Poems

An Ecology of Elsewhere: Poems

by Sandra Meek


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892554737
Publisher: Persea Books
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Sandra Meek is the author offour books of poems and the editor of an anthology,Deep
Travel: Contemporary American Poets Abroad. She is the recipient of the
2015 Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. Meek iscofounding Editor of Ninebark Press, Poetry Editor of thePhi
Kappa Phi Forum, and Dana Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing at
Berry College. She lives in Rome, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Acacia karroo Hayne (White Thorn) 3

River Horse (Hippopotamus amphibious), Okavango Delta 7

Vessel in the Form of a Fantastical Frog 10

The Cost of Soaring Food 12

Why Items Tend to Shift in Flight 13

The Imaginary Heart 14

Kill 19

Aloe dichotoma (Quiver Tree) 25

Skeleton Coast 30

Your Best Exit May Be Behind You 33

Flight Cage 35

Permanent Threshold Shift 40

Colophospermum mopane (Mophane) 42

Acedia 46

Still Life with Adolescent Possum and Midlife Crisis 49

Welwitscbia mirabilis, Namib Desert 51

Neritina virginea 57

Still Life with Paper Wasp Nest and Lava Flow 59

Dead Vlei 63

Ploceus velatus (Southern Masked Weaver), with a Brief Survey of Vermin 65

Bryce Canyon 69

Zion 73

Protea lepidocarpodendron (Black-Bearded Protea) 76

Orycteropus afer (Antbear), Kalahari 82

Postflight Edema 87

Acacia erioloba (Camel Thorn) 90

Adansonia digitata (Baobab) 93

Notes 95

Acknowledgments 103

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