"With the consummate eye of a gifted poet, Maria Fama takes us on a journey into the hearts and souls of animals--feral and domesticated--that tame our human arrogance.Her beautiful poems help us view the world through their eyes, feel the rhythms of their lives, experience the world through the non-human lens of the creatures--from lions and elephants to birds, dogs, cats, and, yes, even rats--that grace our planet. In doing so, she frees usfrom our human-centric hubris and paves the way for a deeper understandingof our connection to all beings, big and small, that share our planet with us. Bravissima!
author of Heretics: A Love Story
"The sun of Maria Fama's universe rises above Canyon de Chelly's juniper trees, sage brush;illuminates the eagle guide's flight over Anasazi cliff dwellings;primordial seashells of past oceans; the lonely dolphin's aimless splashing around the pool; echoes a cricket's rush hour song in the humid August subway station, and in Maria Fama's kitchen. Humor, wit, poignancy--poetry lovers and lovers of animals will relish every poem in Other Nations.
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