Dark Wild Realm by Michael Collier, Paperback

Dark Wild Realm by Michael Collier, Paperback

The award-winning poet Michael Collier’s elegiac fifth collection is haunted by spectral figures and a strange, vivid chorus of birds: From a cardinal...

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ISBN-13:9780618919918
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:11/01/2007
Pages:76
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.25(d)
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Dark Wild Realm by Michael Collier


The award-winning poet Michael Collier’s elegiac fifth collection is haunted by spectral figures and a strange, vivid chorus of birds: From a cardinal that crashes into a window to a gathering of turkey vultures, Collier engages birds as myth-makers and lively messengers, carrying memories from lost friends. The mystery of death and the vital absence it creates are the real subjects of the book. Collier juxtaposes moments of quotidian revelation, like waking to the laughing sounds of bird song, with the drama of Greek tragedy, taking on voices from Medea. As Vanity Fair praised, his poems “tread nimbly between moments of everyday transcendence and spiritual pining.”