Neither Rhyme Nor Reason Poetry Book Club: "Debt to the Bone-Eating Snot Flower" by Sarah Lindsay
Neither Rhyme Nor Reason Poetry Book Club: Debt to the Bone-Eating Snot Flower by Sarah Lindsay
Monday, August 19, 7pm
All are welcome for our poetry discussions, centering on a different collection of poetry each month. This month we are reading Debt to the Bone-Easting Snot Flower by Sarah Lindsay.
In her fourth collection of poetry, National Book Award finalist and Lannan Fellowship winner Sarah Lindsay presents a lyric menagerie of bizarrely imagined personae and historic figures revealing their long-held secrets, alongside surprising scientific subjects and discoveries layered into quirky, dark-edged, sometimes macabre, always intimate and graceful poems. Imbued with a buoying sense of respect for the different, the unexpected, and the challenging, Lindsay's poems are alive with wonder.And when asked the obvious question about the title, you can say, "A 'bone-eating snotflower' is the inelegant slang for the worm-like creature, Osedax mucofloris, that feeds on the carcasses of minke whales in the North Sea."
Sarah Lindsay graduated from St. Olaf College and holds a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her first book of poetry, Primate Behavior, was a finalist for the National Book Award. She currently works as a copy editor for Pace Communications.
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