The Role of Lightning in Evolution

by David Clink | :: Jump to Buy Links ::

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I
A Sea Monster Tells His Story
The Word Dragon
The Fence
Short Forms
Christina’s World
Goodyear Blimp
Birdman
Retweet of the Light Brigade

II
The Fountain
Surviving a Canadian Poem
The Woods Are Losing Their Cohesion
If the World Were to Stop Spinning
The Role of Lightning in Evolution
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Knots and Hollows
Mr. Sandman and the Tooth Fairy on the Morning of Your Death
You, the Dark Wood
In Defence of Science

III
Skinchanger
Nothing but Sky Overhead
The Lady in White
Seaweed
Pumpkin
The Machine
Sixteen Colours
Roc

IV
Tin Man
Ossuary
Death Smile
The City of Bones
Rock Candy
Darkness then a Blown Kiss
Séance

V
At the Temporal Café
My Father’s Office
William
Portrait
Elegy for WLC
Snow Globe
If Train “A” Leaves Chicago
The Red Barn
Revenant

VI
Carpenter Road
A Ghost in the Window
Hourglass
Dream Catcher
The Advent of Machines
Thoughts Become Arms Become Hands
A City of Buried Rivers
A Natural History of Snow
The Perfect Library

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The Role of Lightning in Evolution is the fifth book of poetry from Aurora Award winner David Clink, and his first book-length collection of speculative poetry since 2010’s Monster.

This is speculative poetry at its best. Found in these pages are award winners and finalists: “A Sea Monster Tells His Story,” “The Perfect Library,” “A City of Buried Rivers,” and “The Machine.” Every poem goes beyond monsters and time travel and post-apocalyptic visions. There is heart here, a love of family (no matter how strange that family may be), ghosts, a seance, shapeshifters, a dragon made of words, an insect caught between dimensions, and a road that can feel your every footfall. Every poem is a journey beyond, a slice of another reality that lets us see our own existence in a different way.

ISBN: 9781771484015
eISBN: 9781771484022


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