Creatures Who Smell the Wind


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These poems are full of danger (of knives, of boiling water) and attraction (to honey, to the insides of flowers). Food is important: oysters, mushrooms, roots. Family is important, with dreamlike childhood recollections and collected lore, the presence of the past (parents, grandparents), and the recurring appearance of the poet's lively granddaughter, Ella. The poet draws on culture, too: myths (selkies), Americana (Fiesta ware), Native American lore, not to mention painters (Hopper, Cross, Hiroshige, Hokusai) and a ...

Creatures Who Smell the Wind 2012, Fithian Press

ISBN-13: 9781564745217

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