Deep Vellum Publishing, paperback
Publication Date: June 1, 2021
Publisher Marketing: With the loving eye of an amateur botanist, poet Julie Poole has distilled nature to its finest, tender points. Through sections divided by biosphere (rich mesic slope; exotic hay meadow; damp understory), Poole's poetry gives voice to a meditative expression of each plant. Each poem creates an individual cataloged world through which to explore the body, sexuality, strength, and a devout refusal to admit the separation between human and plant. Inspired by the Billie L. Turner Plant Resources Center at The University of Texas at Austin, the poems in this collection create a written index, a harmony of botanical wonder.