The Nomenclature of Small Things

The Nomenclature of Small Things

by Lynn Pedersen



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887486098
Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Publication date: 02/03/2016
Series: Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

LYNN PEDERSEN’S poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including New England Review, Ecotone, Southern Poetry Review, Borderlands, and Other Countries: Poets Rewiring History. She is the author of two chapbooks, Tiktaalik, Adieu and Theories of Rain. A graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Catalog I The Infinite Density of Grief • The Birth of Superstition • Nomenclature: The First Day • Miscarriage • Eve Paints the Apple Tree • The Sterility of Numbers • How to Speak Nineteenth Century • A Catalog of What We’re Not Meant to See • The Rift • Isaac Newton Waits Out the Plague • Wilson’s Warbler • The Mier Expedition: The Drawing of the Black Bean by Frederic Remington (1896) • How to Move Away • Something About Darwin Catalog II. Begin • After Seven Months, Alaskans Begin to Bury Their Dead • A Brief History of the Passenger Pigeon • Pre-Op • Taxonomy:Taxidermy • Correction • Platypus:Hoax • Decay • Found Poem: Sir Hamon L’Estrange Gives the Only Documented Account of a Living Dodo in Britain, 1638 • What the Frog’s Eye Tells the Frog’s Brain • Pond • Hangman • I Hate Darwin • Horse Latitudes • Grief and Geometry • Primer • What Is Still, What Is Moving Catalog III. The Classification of Impermanence • The Second Son • Braids • Ballast • Still Life • My Grandmother Peels Apples for Sauce • Why We Speak English • The Quick of Things • Selling Skies at the Soho Bazaar, 1790 • At Forty • Darwin’s Twin Sister • Sugar in Space • On Reading About the Illness and Death of Darwin’s Daughter Annie • A Way with Words • Dickinsonia

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