The Emma Press Book of Beasts rustles and roars with the voices of animals and humans, co-existing on Earth with varying degrees of harmony. A scorpion appears in a shower; a deer jumps in front of a car. A swarm of snowfleas seethes through leaf litter; children bait a gorilla at the zoo. The poems in this anthology examine hierarchy, herds, power, and the price we pay for belonging.
With poems from Sharon Black, Kathleen Moran Bainbridge, Victoria Briggs, Nancy Campbell, Tim Cresswell, Maggie Dietz, Philip Fried, Gregg Friedberg, David Hale, Sarah Hesketh, Sandra Horn, Katherine Horrex, Ian Humphreys, Helen Ivory, Russell Jones, Donika Kelly, Eve Lacey, Emma McKervey, Cheryl Moskowitz, Abigail Parry, Pascale Petit, Pauline Plummer, Stav Poleg, Mel Pryor, Susan Richardson, Angela Readman, Shauna Robertson, Jacqueline Saphra, Maggie Sawkins, Rosie Shepperd, Saliann St-Clair, Degna Stone, Jon Stone, Gabrielle Turner, Bitite Vinklers, and Ruth Wiggins.