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A Common Name for Everything by Sarah Wolfson

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The poems in A Common Name for Everything build idiosyncratic worlds around the themes of nature, home, parenting, and naming—worlds that are at once poignant and absurd: a professional namer of lakes explains his standards; the rural gods are given names; a study of sheep results in loneliness. Steeped in sound play and borrowing academic language to create a specimen lens, these poems bask in the local as they seek to name even the commonest earthly things.

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English

Poetry

2019

978-1-9505841-3-0

Green Writers Press

Vermont

2019

80

softcover