With skillful rhetoric and tempered lyricism, the poems in A Glossary of Chickens explore, in part, the struggle to understand the world through the symbolism of words. Like the hens of the title poem, Gary J. Whitehead's lyrics root around in the earth searching for sustenance, cluck rather than crow, and possess a humble majesty. Confronting subjects such as moral depravity, nature's indifference, aging, illness, death, the tenacity of spirit, and the possibility of joy, the poems in this collection are accessible ...

Glossary of Chickens 2013, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691157467

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Glossary of Chickens 2013, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691157450