Taking its inspiration from the wonder and curiosity cabinets of the late Renaissance, David Barber's second book of poems offers itself up as an eclectic gallery of natural marvels and historical gleanings. Creation is Barber's chief subject and he often concentrates on how human nature is constantly seeking to impose definition and significance upon the natural world. These are poems that meditate on all manner of wondrous phenomena: falconry and funiculars; the knotted "quipus "of the Inca Empire and the tulip mania of ...

Wonder Cabinet: Poems 2006, Triquarterly Books

ISBN-13: 9780810151734

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Wonder Cabinet: Poems 2006, Triquarterly Books

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