[04/09/24] CA, Conrad: Listen to the Golden Boomerang Return

[04/09/24] CA, Conrad: Listen to the Golden Boomerang Return

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Wave Books, paperback

Publication Date: April 9, 2024

Publisher Marketing: Following their book AMANDA PARADISE: Resurrect Extinct Vibration (winner of the PEN and the Ruth Lilly Prize for Poetry), CA Conrad's Listen to the Golden Boomerang Return shifts its attention from the previous book's focus on communing with animals who are extinct toward communicating and caring for animals still living among us. Recalling the historical and symbolic significance of the boomerang as an instrument of return, these poems emerged from a (soma)tic poetry ritual in which the author wrote to animals who have found ways to thrive in the Anthropocene, resulting in sculptural poems that are both hopeful and cautionary as they emerge organically from the bottom of each page. Guided by the urge "to/desire/the world/as it is/not as/it was," CAConrad writes from an ecopoetics that is generous and galvanizing, reminding us of how our present attentions collectively shape a future humanity.