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The central metaphor of the collection The Octopus and Other Poems is the search for new life in the universe-to find something beyond ourselves, and simultaneously to be "found." The tension between wanting to understand, and giving in to the mysteries of the universe, culminates in the long poem "The Octopus," in which former lovers debate the merits of searching for extThe central metaphor of the collection The Octopus and Other Poems is the search for new life in the universe-to find something beyond ourselves, and simultaneously to be "found." The tension between wanting to understand, and giving in to the mysteries of the universe, culminates in the long poem "The Octopus," in which former lovers debate the merits of searching for extraterrestrial life. He considers it a futile and wasteful endeavour, particularly since there are "alien" life forms we don't understand right here on earth, like the octopus. She, on the other hand, comes to realize her enjoyment of the search isn't about aliens at all, but about the pleasure of simply hoping for something new, something spectacular. In the end, she believes that it's the hope of the search that matters, not finding or being found, but looking....

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ISBN : 9781897109106
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 95 Pages
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  • Kriscoll
    2018-11-07 14:40

    I have to admit poetry is lost on me 90% of the time but I love Jennica's poetry and writing in general. And she happens to be one of the funniest coolest people I know.

  • Andrea
    2018-11-01 16:42

    This was a masterful book of verse. I definitely want to add this to my shelf.