Zoo /
Tobias Hill.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
vii, 59 p.
0192881027 (pbk : alk. paper)
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
0192881027 (pbk : alk. paper)
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A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Tobias Hill lives in London. Skin a volume of short stories, won the 1997 PEN/Macmillan Prize for Fiction.
Bowker Data Service Summary
The second work in the Oxford Poets series by Tobias Hill, this collection has a narrative feel, demonstrated in poems which depend on his nocturnal, somewhat ferret-like, eye and an emotional stance somewhere between distance and intimacy.
Long Description
Zoo is the second collection of poems by the successful young British writer, Tobias Hill, to be published by Oxford University Press. Hill's nocturnal, ferret-like eye and emotional stance somewhere between distance and intimacy lend the poems in his new collection a narrative, almost conversational feel. He follows the tracks of rivers and canals, listening to the sounds of the animals in their cages at the London Zoo. Along the way, he treats the reader to the impressions he picks up as if they were bits of interesting rubbish that signify something important.
Table of Contents
Magnolia Flowersp. 1
Draining the Grand Unionp. 2
Twelfth Nightp. 4
Suship. 6
Michael the Zoo Keeperp. 8
The Elephant Girlp. 10
Closing Timep. 12
Leonardo's Machinesp. 14
Gibbons in a Northern Springp. 17
How to Cursep. 18
Flora and Faunap. 22
Drunk Autumn Midnight below Victoria Embankmentp. 23
The Patron Saint of Prisonersp. 24
Prospero's Cellp. 26
Doctor Crippen in Lovep. 28
Lime Lightp. 30
Poem for a North London Weddingp. 32
Snapshot of an Egotistp. 34
Self-Portraits by Childrenp. 35
Saturday Night Feverp. 36
A Night in the Room of the Clownp. 38
Excerpts from a London Zoo Guide Book, 1928p. 40
The Island of Pumpkinsp. 42
Dowsing with Whalebonesp. 44
A Page of a Guide to a Small Islandp. 46
A Crossroadsp. 48
The Sound of Cagesp. 54
The Pilot in Winterp. 55
Nightlightp. 59
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