University of Pittsburgh Press
Price: $15.95 | ISBN: 9780822965169
In Darwin’s Mother, curious beasts are excavated in archeological digs, Charles Darwin’s daughter describes the challenges of breeding pigeons, and a forest of trees shift and sigh in their sleep. With a keen sense of irony that rejects an anthropocentric worldview and an imagination both philosophical and playful, the poems in this collection are marked by a tireless curiosity about the intricate workings of life, consciousness, and humanity’s place in the universe.
“This striking and inventive second collection from Nordgren (Best Bones) reads as if a naturalist’s observational notebooks found a second, wondrous life as poetry. Describing both the natural and the digital worlds, Nordgren imbues scientific and technical concepts with warmth and humanness.”