The Nomenclature of Small Things by Lynn PedersenThe Nomenclature of Small Things by Lynn Pedersen

The Nomenclature of Small Things

byLynn Pedersen

Paperback | February 3, 2016

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LYNN PEDERSEN’S poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including New England Review, Ecotone, Southern Poetry Review, Borderlands, and Other Countries: Poets Rewiring History. She is the author of two chapbooks, Tiktaalik, Adieu and Theories of Rain. A graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts, she lives in Atlant...
Title:The Nomenclature of Small ThingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:February 3, 2016Publisher:Carnegie Mellon University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Catalog IThe Infinite Density of Grief
The Birth of Superstition
Nomenclature: The First Day
Eve Paints the Apple Tree
The Sterility of Numbers
How to Speak Nineteenth Century
A Catalog of What We’re Not Meant to See
The Rift
Isaac Newton Waits Out the Plague
Wilson’s Warbler
The Mier Expedition: The Drawing of the Black Bean by Frederic Remington (1896)
How to Move Away
Something About DarwinCatalog II.Begin
After Seven Months, Alaskans Begin to Bury Their Dead
A Brief History of the Passenger Pigeon
Found Poem: Sir Hamon L’Estrange Gives the Only Documented Account of a Living Dodo in Britain, 1638
What the Frog’s Eye Tells the Frog’s Brain
I Hate Darwin
Horse Latitudes
Grief and Geometry
What Is Still, What Is MovingCatalog III.The Classification of Impermanence
The Second Son
Still Life
My Grandmother Peels Apples for Sauce
Why We Speak English
The Quick of Things
Selling Skies at the Soho Bazaar, 1790
At Forty
Darwin’s Twin Sister
Sugar in Space
On Reading About the Illness and Death of Darwin’s Daughter Annie
A Way with Words

Editorial Reviews

“Here are poems quietly wise, beautiful, beguiling, and enriched by the peculiarities and spectacularities of science. Guiding them is a poet tough-skinned but tenderhearted. In giving accounts of a wide array of ALIVE-in-our-world, Lynn Pedersen’s poems shimmer. And among the multitudes of creatures, we find grief to be but another animal ““that can depart and return with a soft shudder of feathers.”” These are poems to savor and/or devour.—Nance Van Winckel