Debt to the Bone-Eating Snotflower

Sarah Lindsay

In her fourth collection of poetry, National Book Award finalist and Lannan Fellowship winner Sarah Lindsay presents a lyric menagerie of bizarrely imagined personae and historic figures, revealing their long-held secrets alongside surprising scientific subjects and discoveries layered into quirky, dark-edged, sometimes macabre but always intimate and graceful poems. Imbued with a buoying sense of respect for the different, the unexpected, and the challenging, Lindsay’s poems are alive with wonder. And when asked the obvious question about the title, you can say, “A ‘bone-eating snotflower’ is the inelegant slang for the worm-like creature, Osedax mucofloris, that feeds on the carcasses of minke whales in the North Sea.”

ISBN: 9781556594465

Format: Paperback

About the Author

Copper Canyon has published two books by former Lannan Fellow Sarah Lindsay: Twigs and Knucklebones (chosen by Poetry editor Christian Wiman as a “Favorite Book of 2008”) and Debt to the Bone-Eating Snotflower (a 2013 Lannan Literary Selection). Her previous books, both in the Grove Press Poetry Series, are Primate Behavior, a finalist for the National Book Award, and Mount Clutter. She is a recipient of the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize. Sarah has worked as a copy …

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