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Blackbird and Wolf

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Blackbird and Wolf

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Henri Cole
publisher:
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
genre:
Fiction, Poetry

We gave it a B+

Henri Cole’s Blackbird and Wolf features nature poetry without the warm fuzzies; autobiography with astringent straightforwardness.

Sample Verse
”I have a fever which I’m treating with gin/A war is lingering, but I feel distanced from it/I think I’m at the lowest level of actual control…”

Bottom Line
Cole’s insistence on crisp descriptions, concise imagery, and a serenity about human frailty allows him to explore the messiest emotions.