Other Nations: An Animal Journal

Other Nations: An Animal Journal

by Maria Fama


View All Available Formats & Editions
Members save with free shipping everyday! 
See details


Maria Fama's poetry takes us into the hearts and souls of animals -- domesticated, feral, captive, free.Her poems challenge the notion that animals are on this planet solely for humans to use and exploit. Instead, the poems recognize the individuality of each animal with the view that animals are, as the naturalist Henry Beston saw them, "other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597190879
Publisher: Pearlsong Press
Publication date: 07/01/2017
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.21(d)

About the Author

Maria Famà is the author of six books of poetry. Her work appears in numerous publications and anthologies. She was a finalist and two-time Editor’s Choice winner in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards.

Famà has read her poetry in many cities across the country, read one of her stories on National Public Radio, co-founded a video production company, and recorded her poetry for CD compilations of music and poetry. She appears reading her poems in the films Prisoners Among Us, Pipes of Peace, and La Mia Strada.

Famà’s poems were awarded the 2002 and 2005 Aniello Lauri Award in Creative Writing. In 2006 she won the Amy Tritsch Needle Award for Poetry. Her recent books Looking For Cover (2008) and Mystics in the Family (2013) were published by Bordighera Press.

Maria Famà lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.

Table of Contents



Canyon de Chelly

Litany of My Pets

Walpi, First Mesa


The Lion

The Dolphin

The Parrot



The She-Wolf

The Rooster

The Elephant

Swimming with Sharks

King of the Rats


Skeeter (1987–2008)

Feral Cats




Bird in the Fig Tree

How to Talk

Spike and Lou



Mad Dog

For Gregory B


Cleaning Fish

Committee Haiku


For the Birds

Not Killing

Ebony and Ivory

Dolly, the Cloned Sheep

August Rush Hour


Whale Watch


About the Author

Customer Reviews