The Octopus And Other Poems 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 wan

  • Title: The Octopus And Other Poems
  • Author: Jennica Harper
  • ISBN: 9781897109106
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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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    1. Jennica Harper says:

      Jennica Harper s most recent book of poetry is Wood Anvil Press, 2013 Her previous books are What It Feels Like for a Girl Anvil Press and The Octopus and Other Poems Signature Editions Her long poem Liner Notes won a Silver National Magazine Award, and her work has twice been selected for Vancouver s Poetry in Transit program.Jennica lives in Vancouver, where she also writes for television.



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    1. 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.

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