The Zoo Father
by Pascale Petit (Goodreads Author)
Following up on her 1998 collection, The Heart of a Deer, at the dark heart of "Pascale Petit's" new collection -- short listed for the T.S. Eliot Prize, the U.K.'s most prestigious poetry award -- is a daughter's fraught relationship with her dying father, a man whose legacy to her was violence and abandonment. Rich in the imagery of the Amazonian jungle -- fire ants, sha...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published April 28th 2002 by Seren
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A daughters relationship with her dying father whose legacy was violence and abandonment. Her poems breath in the Amazonian jungle; mouth to mouth like redemption, inhaling in what brings me to my knees, reminds me of my own self-centeredness that need to amended daily.
Pascale Petit’s latest collection What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlo (Seren, 2010, UK edition; Black Lawrence Press, 2011, US edition) was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize and was a book of the year in the Observer. She trained at the Royal College of Art and spent the first part of her life as a visual artist before deciding to concentrate on poetry. Since then she has published fi...moreMore about Pascale Petit...