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The Mouths of Grazing Things
by Jennifer Boyden
University of Wisconsin Press, 2010
eISBN: 978-0-299-23513-0 | Paper: 978-0-299-23514-7
Library of Congress Classification PS3602.O9344M68 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The Mouths of Grazing Things is an unflinching, lyrical meditation on nature’s forced exodus from the human, and the forms of longing, estrangement, magnetism, and self-otherness that ensue. Arrestingly tender and fiercely protective of where nature lurks in and out of us still, Boyden translates for a new landscape where a brain in a jar is anchored by an apple, a fly-tying fisherman finds love songs to fish scattered among the barber’s sweepings, and the players at “the most dangerous playground in the world” prepare for anything with one fist clenched and the other full of sugar. In poems built to survive an unsafe journey, this book delivers the now-beyond, the almost-was, the near-forgotten, and the just-in-time.

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