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Animal Husbandry Today
Animal Husbandry Today

Animal Husbandry Today



112 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: September 2012

ISBN 9781770411067

Rights: US & CA

ECW Press (Sep 2012)
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A remarkable poetic debut

Composing an arranged marriage of the bestial and humane, this anthology finds a balance between instinct and intellect. The featured poems clarify vision through the funhouse mirror—logic is strained, existence contracts and multiplies, connections amputate and then graft in incongruous ways—reflecting the human race’s own absurd image. From Nancy Reagan promoting crab salad to Paris spilling into the countryside and a hammer seeking understanding through a vase, this assemblage of often disparate elements attempts the ultimate reconciliation—that of the mind with the world.


"Jamie fits a Dada-like sensibility into precisely structured lines. His contemporary drunks and vandals, roller rinks and bowling alleys coexist with an erudite historical consciousness." —

"Jamie Sharpe's debut collection of poems, Animal Husbandry Today, pushes the boundaries of poetry in new directions. . . . Sharpe's work will ultimately reach a large audience of readers, connoisseurs, and artists. His variety is his strength." —Switchback

Author Biography

Jamie Sharpe is the editor of the literary arts journal the Associative Press. He has contributed to numerous periodicals throughout the United States and Canada. He lives in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.