The Octopus Game by Nicky BeerThe Octopus Game by Nicky Beer

The Octopus Game

byNicky Beer

Paperback | February 3, 2015

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Highly intelligent and a master of camouflage, the octopus is a creature destined to thrive in the poetic ecosystem. In The Octopus Game, the figure of the octopus shape-shifts and reinvents itself throughout ocean depths, tide pools, aquariums, gardens, movies, pulp novels, fine art, and nightmares. Nicky Beer acts as the strange documentarian recording the bizarre, beautiful, and disturbing habits of creatures for whom subterfuge and mimicry are a means of survival.
NICKY BEER is the author of the poetry collection The Diminishing House (Carnegie Mellon UP, 2010). She has received a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a scholarship and a fellowship from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a Campbell Corner Prize, and a...
Title:The Octopus GameFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.28 inPublished:February 3, 2015Publisher:Carnegie Mellon University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887485936

ISBN - 13:9780887485930

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Editorial Reviews

“I read The Octopus Game while searching for octopods on a scientific cruise in the Gulf of Alaska. I was delighted to be inspired by Beer’s passion for octopods, and her unpredictable and refreshing poems. I love this book.”—Dr. Elaina Jorgensen