Sentinel Species

Sentinel Species

by Chase Dimock
Sentinel Species

Sentinel Species

by Chase Dimock


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"Wide ranging,

thoughtful, intelligent,

at times elegiac, surreal, and

humorous, Chase Dimock's Sentinel

Species is a collection of poems that,

as its title suggests, watches over the

varied life forms on our planet, from

animals and plants to humans. At the

heart of Dimock's project is compassion

towards all beings, especially those on

the fringes of society and culture. In

excavating the stories of the under-

represented or the forgotten, Dimock

gives them voice and thus dignity.

This is a beautiful, at times painful,

but always inclusive, generous,

and tender book."

- Bunkong Tuon, poet

and associate professor

of English, Union


"Chase Dimock's Sentinel Species is bursting with life. The animals, insects, and plants that populate these poems--alive or dead, thriving or in decline--provide startling gateways into explorations of human existence. Dimock's poems examine memory, culture, and the fundamental yearning that comes with being alive through a joyously dizzy array of extended metaphors and associations. These are poems that speak to the fundamental dignity of the living, and celebrate the emotional and intellectual flora and fauna of the everyday."

-James Brubaker, author of The Taxidermist's

Catalog and Black Magic Death

Sphere: (science) fictions.

"Honest, clear sighted, and masterfully written, this is a beautiful and important book which gives voice to the creatures that we love and may lose. Chase's remarkable knowledge of endangered species is coupled with a charm, wit and inventiveness which makes this a delightful read and one which engenders empathy by showing what we share with

the animal world, not least in the shape of Koko the Gorilla who asks god why she was given knuckles that drag the ground and a mind that questions the sky.

-Anna Saunders, CEO Cheltenham Poetry Festval

and author of six collections

including Ghosting for Beginners

( Indigo Dreams ).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781952411304
Publisher: Stubborn Mule Press
Publication date: 09/19/2020
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.26(d)
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