Ahoy blog citizenry! If you are smart you will buy a copy of Wildlife, edited, hand-sewn, assembled and bent-up by Sandra Simonds herself, author of Warsaw Bikini, Steam, and The Tar Pit Diatoms.
Mine is blue! And it has a picture of a deer on it and some pictures of birds pasted here and there, and pretty red string (looks like a kabalah bracelet!) and many many poems, most of which are excellent.
Wildlife features work by: Sara Pennington, Andrew Mister, Lisa Lubasch, Sam Truitt, Brandon Shimoda, Anne Boyer, Adam Clay, Joe Massey, and some other swell folks.
I was especially impressed with Sara Pennington's playful-but-not-gimmicky "Alphabeastial."
Wildlife is a beastly thing in the best sense of the word. It is words and it is a world. Ever wonder what the inside of Sandra Simonds' brain looked like? Me neither. And you won't find it here. However, you will find excellent poems in a book assembled especially for you! All hand-made, all different.