The Dark Gnu and Other Poems
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Poetry. Wendy Videlock's THE DARK GNU AND OTHER POEMS plays, jokes, teaches, admonishes, yields to the ecstatic, and strays into the shadowy where If not for the dark, / no / spark. All of this is heightened by striking full-color illustrations from the author herself. There are stories that come and go in a couple of blinks, and stories that linger and juggle their way from hut to the market, to the fair, on a swaying dappled mare, to get to all the good to be had or done. Mother Goose, myth, folklore, chants, lyrics and narratives are well-represented. Like NEVERTHLESS, Videlock's first collection also from Able Muse Press, THE DARK GNU abounds with fun, quirks, wit, and wisdom, but this time to enchant and enlighten children of all ages.
Wendy Videlock's poems contain laughing pears, rhyming coyotes, and jaded wind. In reading this book, I found myself laughing and gasping in equal measures. And cursing, as well, because Videlock is so damn good and I'm so damn jealous of her talent. She is one of my very favorite poets.--Sherman Alexie
Able Muse Press
January 31, 2013
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.2 inches | 0.27 pounds
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About the Author
Wendy Videlock lives in a small agricultural town on the western slope of the Colorado Rockies, where she reads, writes, paints, teaches and observes impermanence. Her work has appeared in The Hudson Review, Hopkins Review, Poetry Magazine, THINK Journal, Mezzo Cammin, The New Criterion, Smartish Pace, Rattle, Eleventh Muse, Hampden Sydney Poetry Review, Kin, Light; on park benches, rocks, and many other places. This is her 6th collection, previous books include, Wise to the West (Able Muse Press, forthcoming) NEVERTHELESS (Able Muse Press) Slingshots & Love Plums (Able Muse Press) THE DARK GNU AND OTHER POEMS, an illustrated children's book (Able Muse Press) What's That Supposed to Mean (EXOT Books).