Aard-Vark to Axolotl: Pictures from My Grandfather's Dictionary (Paperback)
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Aard-vark to Axolotl, an eclectic series of tiny essays, is a collection of prose poems disguised as imaginary definitions, and a collaboration of text + image based on a set of illustrations from an old dictionary. Sometimes sneaky mysterious, sometimes downright weird, these small stories work on the reader like alternative definitions for items drawn from a cabinet of curiosities.
About the Author
Karen Donovan is the author of two collections of poetry, Fugitive Red (University of Massachusetts Press), which won the Juniper Prize, and Your Enzymes Are Calling the Ancients (Persea Books), which won the Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor's Choice Award. From 1985 to 2005 she co-edited ¶ A Magazine of Paragraphs, a journal of short prose published by Oat City Press. She works in communications for a nonprofit in Providence, RI.