Thursday, May 22, 2014

Kelly Boyker's "Zoonosis"

Check out my review of Kelly Boyker's Zoonosis at Cleaver Magazine.


"Like a house pet, this wolf has been partially domesticated, but, tellingly, it is the speaker of this poem—not the wolf—who seems defeated. The poem ends with Little Red—even though her fingers have all been bitten off—asking the diminished wolf to reconsider 'the elegance of his need,' the need being his desire to 'pull your entire body through my teeth.'”