|An Elizabethan Bestiary: Retold|
'The Cockatrice' by Ippy Patterson,
|By Jeffery Beam
Illustrated by Ippy Patterson
Jeffery Beam's ninth book of poems, An Elizabethen Bestiary: Retold, transports us to a time before ours when, as Thoreau observed, "the ancients . . . could imagine more than existed." A world inhabited by beasts both fabulous and realwhere the human imagination and the natural world playfully converseis also a place of mythic vision and spiritual possibility.
Illuminated by extraordinary line drawings by Ippy Patterson, and photographic portraits of the poet by M. J. Sharp, these poems quarried from some of the most celebrated prose picture books of Shakespeare's time seek to entertain, instruct, and inform.
Horse & Buggy Press, adept at marrying image, text, and the tactile joy of the book, conjures a treasured artificat, beautiful to hold, touch, and read.
An Elizabethan Bestiary: Retold will enchant children and adults, while celebrating the variety of human dreaming, and the multiplicity of earth's creatures.
· 30 poems, 29 drawings, 3 photographs
Published January 30, 1999
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