With inquisitive flair, Aimee Nezhukumatathil creates a thorough registry of the earth’s wonderful and terrible magic. In her fourth collection of poetry, she studies forms of love as diverse and abundant as the ocean itself. She brings to life a father penguin, a C-section scar, and Niagara Falls with a powerful force of reverence for life and living things. With an encyclopedic range of subjects and unmatched sincerity, this book speaks to each reader as a cooperative part of the earth, an extraordinary neighborhood to which we all belong.
“Give me a church
made entirely of salt.
Let the walls hiss
and smoke when
I return to shore.”
Aimee Nezhukumatathil “Oceanic”. Published by Copper Canyon Press in 2018. Donated to the library by Conny Kaufmann from Germany ❤️
Photos by Anna Iltnere / Sea Library