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  • Published: 15 April 2015
  • ISBN: 9780771006982
  • Imprint: McClelland & Stewart
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 96
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A New Index For Predicting Catastrophes



A striking poetic debut that brilliantly illuminates and celebrates the intersection of poetry and science, and the ways they can mediate our discovery of the world and our place in it.

Originating from her living room, backyard garden, university office, or the field sites in boreal or tropical forests, the poems in this debut collection by Madhur Anand compose a lyric science; they bring together order and chaos into a unified theory of predicting catastrophes, large and small. Anand is an ecologist whose poetics are sophisticated and original, and her voice is an "index," a way of cataloguing and measuring the world and human experience.
Narrating the beauty of her perceived world, the poems unabashedly embrace the scintillant language of scientific evidence as they interrogate crises of personal and global concern. The result is a poetry that is as complex as it is compassionate. Anand's modernist intervention into "nature" poetry is a sparkling addition to poetics in Canada and beyond.

  • Published: 15 April 2015
  • ISBN: 9780771006982
  • Imprint: McClelland & Stewart
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 96
Categories:

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