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Diane Ackerman
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Hardcover, 94 pages
Published December 1st 1983 by William Morrow & Company (first published 1983)
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Dustin Pickering
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite poems ever is in this collection. It is called "Patrick Ewing Takes A Foul Shot". Ackerman is not afraid of life and her poems reflect her depth of knowledge concerning biology, zoology, and history, as well as how to compose an amazing poem. "Patrick Ewing" is a poem beyond its scale. It must be read carefully to see what is being said, not what is being shown, about our collective origin. "Lady Faustus" is metaphor and possibly refers to Ackerman herself as a scholar and adv ...more
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Diane Ackerman has been the finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in addition to many other awards and recognitions for her work, which include the bestsellers The Zookeeper’s Wife and A Natural History of the Senses.

The Zookeeper’s Wife, a little known true story of WWII, became a New York Times bestseller, and received the Orion Book Award, which honored it as, "a groundbreaking work o
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