Litany of the Plants
A celebration of all species, centrifuged into verse…
Litany of the Plants is an exquisite collection of 52 poems—smug poems, poems expressing gratitude, poems of joy, satire, appreciation, romance, and rebellion—narrated by a variety of voices. These voices include a person near senility, a barroom ranter, a confessor, a clown, a bureaucrat, a racist, and a romantic, while three very different travelers narrate the North Dakota poems. There are consumers of scientific research, the observer of nature, and even a fern that offers an observation about landscape paintings. Written primarily in free verse and rich in slant rhyme and consonance, these poems feature a curiosity about life, science, and the struggle for existence. Flowing like an undercurrent throughout the collection is a celebration of scientific inquiry and its accomplishments…and the joy to be found in the natural world.
Format: 7 x 10 Black & White Paperback, 86 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Oct 08, 2015)
Genre: POETRY / General