Pelican - O'Neill, Emily
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Poetry. "Emily O'Neill's extraordinary PELICAN begins with a father's death and spins into a breathless dream- fugue of teeth & loss & apples & oceans. Reaching into the mouth of the PELICAN or Jaws of a whale to discover some kind of posthumous truth ('here's your daughter, PELICAN / come & bleed now, quiet / while I fish in your throat for it') becomes the book's trajectory-'for growing into my anger, / for wearing it like a gown.' Ranging from heart-wrenching poignancy ('The last man who gave me / flowers will never meet ...

Pelican 2015, Yesyes Books

ISBN-13: 9781936919307

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