The Zoo at Night
Susan Gubernat (Author)
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DescriptionWinner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, Susan Gubernat's The Zoo at Night reflects with subtle craft on the dark side of love, death, the family romance, carnality, and lofty aspirations. She thinks of her poems as "night thoughts" resembling nocturnes, in which "a bit of light leaks in."
Both experimental and classic, Gubernat's poems combine formal and free verse elements. A (mostly) unrhymed sonnet sequence seeks to recall the world of a pre-digital childhood when physical objects-tactile, mechanical-took on totemic import and magical significance. Other poems echo the Rilkean principle that poetry can be empathetic by looking outward at the "thingness" of the world.
In these works of love and longing, Gubernat enters through the doors of craft and exits with feeling.
University of Nebraska Press
1 September 2017
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