"Anne Waldman's new investigative hybrid-poem explores the nuances of
inter-species communication and compassion. It draws on animal lore, animal
encounters (with grey wolf and manatee), dreams, evolutionary biology,
neuroscience, and Buddhist ritual to render a text of remarkable sympathy,
reciprocity, and power. Part performance litany, part survival kit, part
worried "mammalian" soundings, this narrative poem asks questions as well
as urges further engagement with the endangered (including our human
selves). Waldman explores, as ever, what it means to inhabit our condition
through language and imagination inside a wheel of time. This is the mature
work of a philosophical field poet with a shamanic metabolism." --Book

Anne Waldman—Manatee/humanity

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