Geometry of the Restless Herd

Sophie Cabot Black

Forthcoming May 2024

In Geometry of the Restless Herd, Sophie Cabot Black stages a powerful allegory for the social and political realities of our human world. Through hauntingly metaphysical poems set within a sheepherder’s domain, Black conjures fields of harvest and resurrection, of wagers and outcomes—animals to keep, and those to send to slaughter. Here, both singular voices and polyvocal choruses ask, Who has the real power, and how are we to survive the violence we do to one another?

ISBN: 9781556596926

Format: Paperback

About the Author

Sophie Cabot Black has three poetry collections from Graywolf Press, The Misunderstanding of Nature, which received the Poetry Society of America’s First Book Award, The Descent, which received the 2005 Connecticut Book Award, and most recently, The Exchange.  Her poetry has appeared in numerous magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The Paris Review. 

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