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The Old Language: Poems on the Company of Animals

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A collection of poems reflecting on the companionship of humans and non-humans; a tribute to animals who have been part of the author's family; a meditation on "The Old Language," the nonverbal ways that humans and non-humans talk to each other.

"This work is mature, the writing brilliant and rich and deep, the content charged with energy. This is an incredible writer, one
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Paperback, first, 50 pages
Published February 5th 2011 by CreateSpace
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Robin Winter
Nov 05, 2013 Robin Winter rated it it was amazing
I bought this volume because I read the author's Something Red and I wanted more. I felt a profound resonance to the animals we live with in his portrayals in the novel and when I opened the slim volume The Old Language, I stood outside in the sunlight of my yard and read every poem until I had read them all. I can't articulate all of my feelings. I am moved. I find his depiction of his relationship with his wife, his intimate partner, slipped in between the lines so moving, so warm and familiar ...more
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May 03, 2012 Douglas Nicholas rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Douglas Nicholas is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in numerous publications, among them Atlanta Review, Southern Poetry Review, Sonora Review, Circumference, A Different Drummer, and Cumberland Review, as well as the South Coast Poetry Journal, where he won a prize in that publication's Fifth Annual Poetry Contest.

Other awards include Honorable Mention in the Robinson Jeffers Tor Ho
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