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Bird Lizard Horse

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Bird Lizard Horse is a poetry collection with intelligence and depth, leading us to a mournful series from which the collection draws its name.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published 2015 by Nostrovia! Poetry
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Dave Higgins
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
Taking the worrying image that each expression of a concept is soul using imperfect flesh to form imperfect language for imperfect flesh to interpret for soul, Smith provides a solid example of why people who are at a party with your girlfriend might be having more fun than someone trampled by horses; and makes you smile while doing it.

This collection contains 27 poems, many featuring one or more birds, lizards, or horses. Hidden from the reader until they move beyond the title is the strong pre
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Jan 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, poetry
“For me, a normal bird day:
deft hops from twig to branch,
a pause to transmit a brief melody
to my earshot likeness,
feathers to preen, seeds to scope, etc.
when suddenly, mid-sonata,
I am shot,
replaced by a small wintery cloud
of feathers, a BB-sized hole in my tiny bird lung,
a ruddy-cheeked kid standing
at a blurring distance,
holding a gun, mittens at his feet,
surprised that he still feels like a child.
For you, August: anticlimactic.

my favorite poems:
- welcome to my garden
- the world is not enough
-
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Poet and small press publisher August Smith earned his MFA from UMass Boston.

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