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About the Author
Joanie Mackowski is assistant professor of English at Cornell University and author of the poetry collection The Zoo. Her awards include the Emily Dickinson Prize from the Poetry Society of America, the Associated Writing Programs Award in Poetry, the Kate Tufts Discovery Prize, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Grant, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship. Mackowski's poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry 2007 and 2009, the Yale Review, Poetry, the American Scholar, New England Review, Raritan, Southwest Review, the Kenyon Review, and other journals.
"A virtuoso performance. . . .Contains many delightful surprises and not a few ideas worth considering."
". . . gaze is superseded by sharp observation that yields vivid visual imagery and invites immersion. . . . Mackowski's rhymes, myriad and ingenious, are one of the most impressive features of The Zoo."
--The Yale Review