Harbor Editions, July 21, 2022
Price: $12.00 | ISBN: 9781957248035
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In Nordgren’s observant and playful The Creation Museum, the living world spreads beyond human-made borders, pushes at the seams, cracks the lens, threatens to break all frames. In verse, prose poetry, and essay, Nordgren uses the natural history diorama as an emblem for humanity’s complex love of artifice and creative mimicry, the interwoven narratives of science, history, and religion, and the power of perspective. Both kaleidoscopic and beautifully crafted, The Creation Museum points away from binary and static conceptions of identity, and toward a place where love is “viciouser and more soft.”