Menagerie is a collection of poems about animals, divided into three sections: water, earth and air. Some poems examine a creature from close-up, almost allowing the reader to see the world through the animal’s eyes, while the poet is more present in other poems, looking on. The collection invites the reader to reflect on loneliness, love, mortality, and hope.
‘This is writing that makes you wish you had the poet’s eyes, and glad she has committed her vision to paper.’ Sabotage Reviews
‘Cheryl Pearson has an artistic eye… The poet is unafraid to move her lens in close.’ Sphinx