The Moon Cracks Open A Field Guide to Birds and Other Poems
Place Published: Saginaw, MI
Publisher: Heal the Earth Press
Date Published: 2008
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 20469
66pp. Octavo [21.5cm] Paperback. SIGNED by the author on the title page.
From the publisher: "The Moon Cracks Open contains 49 poems, 20 of which form the Field Guide: a series of species-specific poems honoring the various birds that have had an impact on Beaudin's life and understanding of the world. They are arranged following the order used by most bird field guides, but with poetic interpretations of the species (or in most cases, of an individual bird) rather than scientific descriptions. The remaining poems in the collection range in theme from political outrage to lost love, from childhood memories to the quiet reality of growing old & all with a lyrical nod to the natural systems that bind and sustain us all."