Raptor

Raptor

Book - 2012
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Raptor , the second book by the author of the widely praised Citizen , is a collection of formal poems and measured free verse unified by its investigation of our ancient poetic, mythic, and scientific fascination with birds of prey: hawks, eagles, owls, vultures, and falcons. Drawing extensively on his own experience working at a raptor rehabilitation center, along with a variety of sources ranging from medieval texts on falconry to the latest conservation studies of raptor anatomy and habitat, Andrew Feld shows these killing birds to be mirrors for humanity, as indicator species, and as highly charged figures for the intersection of that which we call "wild" and that which we think of as domesticated or domestic--and how these opposed terms apply to the imperiled natural world, to our human social relations, and to our most private, interior selves. In these poems, Feld does not shy away from either the damaging world or "the new, more comprehensive view / damage affords" in its aftermath.
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780226240398
0226240398
Branch Call Number: 811.6 F332R 2012
Characteristics: x, 77 pages ; 22 cm

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Poetry finalist. Author Andrew Feld lives in Seattle.


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