by Tracy Zeman


by Tracy Zeman


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Tracy Zeman’s first full-length collection of poems, Empire, examines the European settlement and ecological devastation of the North American prairie. Her ecology-based serial poems employ collage, borrowed text and fractured narrative to probe the connections of humans to the natural world through the lens of culture, history and personal experience. Zeman uses image, juxtapositio,n and fragment to tell the story of a savage and intricate landscape, once conquered and now imperiled by forces such as climate change, invasive species and contemporary agricultural and land practices. Empire is a journey through an endangered world where beauty is enshrined and the lost, human and animal, is elegized.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643171197
Publisher: Parlor Press, LLC
Publication date: 01/01/2020
Series: Free Verse Editions
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 85
File size: 560 KB

About the Author

Tracy Zeman’s poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Chicago Review, TYPO and other journals, and her book reviews have been published in Kenyon Review Online and Colorado Review. She has earned residencies from the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Ox-Bow, and The Wild. She lives outside Detroit, Michigan, with her husband and daughter. Empire is her first full-length collection.

Table of Contents

GRASS FOR BONE | Grass for Bone | The Edge Effect | Solitary Branches & Small Leaves | | STAR OR PLOW | Star or Plow | Outliers & Blueprints | Broad Wings above Tall Grass | Simulacra | Large Stone on Body, Birch Branches Above | Pope County, Illinois | Plum Blossoms at Yellow Dusk | | EMPIRE OF GRASS | Grist | Taxonomic | Midewin | Empire of Grass | | Notes | Acknowledgments | About the Author

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