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The Nomenclature of Small Things
Lynn Pedersen



Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

Carnegie Mellon
2016 • 80 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-609-8



“Here are poems quietly wise, beautiful, beguiling, and enriched by the peculiarities and spectacularities of science. Guiding them is a poet tough-skinned but tenderhearted... [continued in Reviews below]”—Nance Van Winckel,

New Poetry

The Nomenclature of Small Things explores grief through the language of science, history, and art. From Charles Darwin to Carl Linnaeus, from the passenger pigeon to fossil ammonites, each poem seeks to name, to enumerate, to order—to claim a particular place for the human creature in a catalog of extinction and loss.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“Here are poems quietly wise, beautiful, beguiling, and enriched by the peculiarities and spectacularities of science. Guiding them is a poet tough-skinned but tenderhearted. In giving accounts of a wide array of ALIVE-in-our-world, Lynn Pedersen’s poems shimmer. And among the multitudes of creatures, we find grief to be but another animal ““that can depart and return with a soft shudder of feathers.”” These are poems to savor and/or devour.—Nance Van Winckel

From the Book:

I half expect to hear her voice
among the tattered reeds,

the lady's smock and meadowsweet
ignorant of her
skill with petunias.



LYNN PEDERSEN’S poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including New England Review, Ecotone, Southern Poetry Review, Borderlands, and Other Countries: Poets Rewiring History. She is the author of two chapbooks, Tiktaalik, Adieu and Theories of Rain. A graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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