The Animal Library by Jason CamlotThe Animal Library by Jason Camlot

The Animal Library

byJason Camlot

Paperback | November 16, 2000

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The Animal Library marks the debut of a remarkable poet — a poet of the flesh, his own and that of the animals he has lived with all his life, whether real or imaginary. Jason Camlot's father was a furrier and he grew up in a world where, inevitably, "baby fur gets in your eyes" or in "your mouth." In dreams, the poet becomes a whale corpse "washed up/ on a very pale beach/ and hundreds of flies came,/ and people,/ to see the tusk,/ spun like coral glass." And as the boy grows up, images, at once curiously literal and yet surreal — images of being devoured or skinned alive — stay with him. The beauty of this collection is one of the mot juste, a concreteness and precision, coupled with a superb sense of rhythm.
— Marjorie Perloff

Jason Camlot is a Montreal-born poet and scholar. His first collection of poems, The Animal Library (DC Books, 2000) was nominated for the Quebec Writer's Federation A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry. He has published a chapbook with illustrations by Canadian artist Betty Goodwin entitled, Lines Crossed Out (Delirium Press, 2005). Attention ...
Title:The Animal LibraryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:111 pages, 6 × 9 × 0.25 inPublished:November 16, 2000Publisher:DC BOOKSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0919688624

ISBN - 13:9780919688629