The Dark Gnu and Other Poems, Wendy Videlock

The Dark Gnu and Other Poems

Wendy Videlock

Publisher: Able Muse Press
PubDate: 1/31/2013
ISBN: 9781927409091
Price: $19.95
Quantity Available: 44
Pages: 96
SKU #: N11F

Poetry. Wendy Videlock's THE DARK GNU AND OTHER POEMS plays, jokes, teaches, admonishes, yields to the ecstatic, and strays into the shadowy where "If not for the dark, / no / spark." All of this is heightened by striking full-color illustrations from the author herself. There are stories that come and go in a couple of blinks, and stories that linger and juggle their way from hut to the market, to the fair, on a "swaying dappled mare," to get to all the good to be had or done. Mother Goose, myth, folklore, chants, lyrics and narratives are well-represented. Like NEVERTHLESS, Videlock's first collection also from Able Muse Press, THE DARK GNU abounds with fun, quirks, wit, and wisdom, but this time to enchant and enlighten children of all ages.

"Wendy Videlock's poems contain laughing pears, rhyming coyotes, and jaded wind. In reading this book, I found myself laughing and gasping in equal measures. And cursing, as well, because Videlock is so damn good and I'm so damn jealous of her talent. She is one of my very favorite poets."—Sherman Alexie


Wendy Videlock lives on the Western Slope of the Colorado Rockies. Her first full-length collection, NEVERTHELESS, came out in 2011 and was a finalist for the 2012 Colorado Book Award, followed by THE DARK GNU in 2013, a book she also illustrated. Most recently she is the author of SLINGSHOTS AND LOVE PLUMS (Able Muse Press ,2015). Her chapbook, What's That Supposed to Mean, appeared in 2009. Her poems have been published widely in literary journals, most notably in Poetry and The New York Times.

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