Darwin's Daughter

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Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2017 - Poetry - 96 pages
Darwin's Daughter takes the advancement of science, the preservation of human morale and the observation of the human condition and places it under a microscope. Shearin's artful word choice and prose phrasing makes her poems come alive. Readers will spend hours upon hours in this collection.


Praise for the seven chimpanzees
at the Kansas City Zoo who fashioned

a ladder from branches; praise
for the eight monkeys in Brazil

who used stones to smash open
a lock. We need more penguins who

slide over thirteen foot walls
to plunge into Tokyo Bay . . .

About the author (2017)

FAITH SHEARIN's has published several books of poetry, including Moving the Piano and Telling the Bees. She has received the May Swenson Award and awards from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the National Endowment for the Arts, among others. Recent work appears in Ploughshares, Poetry East, and North American Review. Her poems have also been read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer's Almanac.

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