Bestiary

Bestiary

Donika Kelly's fierce debut collection, longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award and winner of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize

I thought myself lion and serpent. Thought

myself body enough for two, for we.

Found comfort in never being lonely.

What burst from my back, from my bones, what lived

along the ridge from crown to crown, from mane

to forked tongue beneath the skin. What clamor

we made in the birthing. What hiss and rumble

at the splitting, at the horns and beard,… (more)

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Publisher: Graywolf Press (October 11, 2016)

Collection: Graywolf Press

Language: English


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