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The Nomenclature of Small Things
Lynn Pedersen

Carnegie Mellon University Press



Contents

• Catalog I
• The Infinite Density of Grief
• The Birth of Superstition
• Nomenclature: The First Day
• Miscarriage
• Eve Paints the Apple Tree
• The Sterility of Numbers
• How to Speak Nineteenth Century
• A Catalog of  What We’re Not Meant to See
• The Rift
• Isaac Newton Waits Out the Plague
• Wilson’s Warbler
• The Mier Expedition: The Drawing of the Black Bean by Frederic Remington (1896)
• How to Move Away
• Something About Darwin
• Catalog II.
• Begin
• After Seven Months, Alaskans Begin to Bury Their Dead
• A Brief History of the Passenger Pigeon
• Pre-Op
• Taxonomy:Taxidermy
• Correction
• Platypus:Hoax
• Decay
• Found Poem: Sir Hamon L’Estrange Gives the Only Documented Account of a Living Dodo in Britain, 1638
• What the Frog’s Eye Tells the Frog’s Brain
• Pond
• Hangman
• I Hate Darwin
• Horse Latitudes
• Grief and Geometry
• Primer
• What Is Still, What Is Moving
• Catalog III.
• The Classification of Impermanence
• The Second Son
• Braids
• Ballast
• Still Life
• My Grandmother Peels Apples for Sauce
• Why We Speak English
• The Quick of Things
• Selling Skies at the Soho Bazaar, 1790
• At Forty
• Darwin’s Twin Sister
• Sugar in Space
• On Reading About the Illness and Death of Darwin’s Daughter Annie
• A Way with Words
• Dickinsonia

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