Furthest ecology: poems
Furthest Ecology takes up the life and labor of Abbott Thayer, the prickly, irrepressible American painter and naturalist nicknamed "the father of camouflage." In 1896, Thayer discovered countershading, also known as "Thayer's Law," the theory of animal coloration often credited for laying the groundwork for military camouflage in World War I. Fagin's poetry follows Thayer through "pure leafy space" ringing with "hypertelic / rhythms of a redpoll," examining in lush, panoramic detail "the clairvoyance of the artist's attention." But this idyllic portrait unravels as Thayer's story proceeds. ...
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