Praise for the Book
“Teratology is a dynamic and beautifully hewn collection of poems by Susannah Nevison. Redolent images create a past and a present that must cope with an underlying uncertainty about what experiences of and within the body make one less than human, make one superhuman.”—Foreword Reviews
“The body as drama, as myth, as monster, as dream: Susannah Nevison’s first book is a vivid investigation of what it means to be lashed to imperfect flesh. ‘You walked / into the wolf’s mouth and you were born’: strong and strange, Teratology is a striking debut.”—Dana Levin
“In this gorgeous collection, the body is subject to constant revision and transformation–sometimes into a toy, shaped and manipulated; at other times into birds, into water, into fire that cleanses and destroys, into ‘whole orchards bloom[ing] from ash.’ Though these poems begin in anguish and trauma, their movement and gesture is always and ever toward song, through which it is possible for a damaged body to find freedom, even rapture.”—Katharine Coles
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