Dearest Creature

Dearest Creature

Amy Gerstler


Hallucinogenic crops chant in refrain. A considerate puppy supplies an interview. A caterpillar deals existence recommendation. Amy Gerstler's most modern number of poetry, Dearest creature marries truth and fiction in a menagerie of dramatic monologues, twisted love poems, and epistolary pleadings. Drawing on resources as disparate as Lewis Carroll and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, in addition to irregular psychology, etiquette, and archaeology texts, those darkly ingenious poems probe what it potential to be a sentient, transitority, flesh-and-blood beast, to be hopelessly, vividly creaturely.

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