A surreal new collection from an acclaimed poet Hallucinogenic plants chant in chorus. A thoughtful dog grants an interview. A caterpillar offers life advice. Amy Gerstler's newest collection of poetry, Dearest Creature, marries fact and fiction in a menagerie of dramatic monologues, twisted love poems, and epistolary pleadings. Drawing on sources as disparate as Lewis Carroll and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein , as well as abnormal psychology, etiquette, and archaeology texts, these darkly imaginative poems probe what it ...

Dearest Creature 2009, Penguin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780143116356

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