Poetry and Animals: Blurring the Boundaries with the Human by Onno Oerlemans
English | March 20th, 2018 | ASIN: B077XQ134T, ISBN: 0231159544 | 245 Pages | EPUB | 1.07 MB
Why do poets write about animals? What can poetry do for animals and what can animals do for poetry? In some cases, poetry inscribes meaning on animals, turning them into symbols or caricatures and bringing them into the confines of human culture. It also reveals and revels in the complexity of animals: poetry, through its great variety and its inherently experimental nature, has embraced the multifaceted nature of animals to cross, blur, and reimagine the boundaries between human and animal.