Trophic Cascade

Trophic Cascade

by Camille T. Dungy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819577191
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 03/07/2017
Series: Wesleyan Poetry Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 92
Sales rank: 903,238
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

CAMILLE DUNGY is the author of Smith Blue, winner of the 2010 Crab Orchard Open Book Prize, Suck on the Marrow, winner of the American Book Award, What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison, and a collection of personal essays, Guidebook to Relative Strangers. She is editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry, co editor of From the Fishouse: An anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great, and assistant editor of Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade. She is a professor of English at Colorado State University.

Table of Contents

Natural History
Before the fetus proves viable, a stroll creekside in the High Sierra
“still in a state of uncreation”
Ars Poetica: Mercator Projection
Ultrasound
Ars Poetica: Cove Song
Nullipara
Ars Poetica: Field Trip
Trophic Cascade
After Birth
Frequently Asked Questions: #1
Frequently Asked Questions: #2
Ars Poetica after William Carlos Williams
Frequently Asked Questions: #3
Ars Poetica Apocalyptica
Glacial Erratics
Conspiracy
Frequently Asked Questions: #4
Frequently Asked Questions: #5
Ars Poetica: After the Dam
Mother daughter hour
Notes on what is always with us
There are these moments of permission
Because it looked hotter that way
Poor Translation
From the First, the Body Was Dirt
Still life
Characteristics of Life
Frequently Asked Questions: #6
Bîtan
One to Watch, and One to Pray
Frequently Asked Questions: #7
Brevity
Frequently Asked Questions: #8
soldier’s girl
What I know I cannot say
Assignment #3: Write About Your Favorite Book
Frequently Asked Questions: #9
Against Nostalgia
Where bushes periodically burn, children fear other children: girls
Frequently Asked Questions: #10
How Great the Gardens When They Thrive
Commute oh my dear ones
Notes and Acknowledgments

What People are Saying About This

Joy Katz

“This is the work of a feminist whose voice is confident, authoritative—it is a book that does not wonder about or meditate on so much as sing, declare, witness, order, elegize. Dungy’s poems manifest an uneasy self-perception, but—or I should say, and—their source is strength and love. The combination makes Trophic Cascade urgent and necessary.”

From the Publisher

"Earthly and visionary, a soulful reckoning for our twenty-first century, held in focus through echoes of the past and future, but always firmly rooted in now. Each poem is a bridge in the music of a language that we believe and trust, that heals."—Yusef Komunyakaa, author of Pleasure Dome

"This is the work of a feminist whose voice is confident, authoritative—it is a book that does not wonder about or meditate on so much as sing, declare, witness, order, elegize. Dungy's poems manifest an uneasy self-perception, but—or I should say, and—their source is strength and love. The combination makes Trophic Cascade urgent and necessary."—Joy Katz, author of All You Do Is Perceive

Yusef Komunyakaa

“Earthly and visionary, a soulful reckoning for our twenty-first century, held in focus through echoes of the past and future, but always firmly rooted in now. Each poem is a bridge in the music of a language that we believe and trust, that heals.”

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