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Shaler's fish : poems, Helen MacDonald

Label
Shaler's fish : poems
Title
Shaler's fish
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Helen MacDonald
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publishers Weekly (01/18/2016): Macdonald, a British historian, naturalist, and illustrator, made waves with her memoir, "H Is for Hawk" but in her debut collection of poetry she goes beyond simply observing the natural world, displaying the indefatigable curiosity that motivated the early naturalists who inspire her. Macdonald employs her knowledge of the natural sciences as she deftly works scientific discoveries into poems on such subjects as love, politics, solitude, death, and more. Her imagery encompasses biology, geology, physics, weather patterns, and astronomy. For example, in Hyperion to a Satellite, she invokes Widmanstatten patterns found in meteorites: Widmanstatten's grating pat, with a formula/ of primitive and suitably drenched olivine. Noble metals// are dropped onto accident blackspots hailing/ from districts of open light, glossing the connectives// with a discriminating solar bombardment. The rich and heady language calls to mind the tradition of the English Romantic poets while offering wholly new and original constructions: the shade of your eyes approximates the blade as blued dorsal edge/ indigent as the model as side or even air, seen from below// every moment describes some other music/ and I cannot remember banality ever existing. Devoted readers of "H Is for Hawk"will find Macdonald's gift for stunning language, patient curiosity, and expansive wisdom on full display in her poems
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YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
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Macdonald, Helen
Dewey number
811/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.A1686
LC item number
S53 2016
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American poetry
  • Poetry
Label
Shaler's fish : poems, Helen MacDonald
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Date of publication from distributor's information. Released February 2, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 82 pages
Isbn
9780802124630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 765949
  • (OCoLC)913304901
  • (OCoLC)ocn913304901
  • 765949
Label
Shaler's fish : poems, Helen MacDonald
Publication
Copyright
Note
Date of publication from distributor's information. Released February 2, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 82 pages
Isbn
9780802124630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 765949
  • (OCoLC)913304901
  • (OCoLC)ocn913304901
  • 765949

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