The Zoo Father – Pascale Petit

This is a collection of poems about an abusive relationship between father and daughter as the father is dying. There is vivid imagery of the Amazon rainforest and a thread of healing through the rainforest.

I’m never quite sure how to read poetry, read some of these aloud, which definitely helped with the “rhythm” of the poems, although I feel a bit foolish reading aloud on my own (and didn’t want to read poems this violent with my son in the room).

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