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Hominid Up / Neil Shepard

Hominid Up

By: Neil Shepard

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Hominid Up, Neil Shepard’s sixth book of poetry, turns a nightmared, insomniac eye on both urban and rural landscapes: from the brassy multitudes of Manhattan, to the lone man standing in a northern stream amidst its shush and thrum. At the heart of this book is a darkly political vision of post-millennial America, exploring the tensions and flashpoints of class and race that lead us toward our days of reckoning. Whether e...
ISBN 978-1-912561-00-1
Pub Date Thursday, January 01, 2015
Cover Image A detail of John Gurche’s Tower of Time, used by permission of John Gurche and by the Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC
Page Count 88
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Hominid Up, Neil Shepard’s sixth book of poetry, turns a nightmared, insomniac eye on both urban and rural landscapes: from the brassy multitudes of Manhattan, to the lone man standing in a northern stream amidst its shush and thrum. At the heart of this book is a darkly political vision of post-millennial America, exploring the tensions and flashpoints of class and race that lead us toward our days of reckoning. Whether examining “the ailments” on a city street where the Haves helicopter above the Have-nots, or the coastal communities from South Carolina to Maine, where the cruise-ship crowds mix uncomfortably with the local fishermen, or the pastures of Vermont where developers buy up the hilltop acreage from cash-strapped farmers, Shepard immerses himself in this brazen new century and brings back “the bite and sting that bothers us all.” 

Neil Shepard

NEIL SHEPARD’s sixth and seventh books of poetry were published in 2015: Hominid Up (Salmon Poetry, Ireland) and a full collection of poems and photographs, Vermont Exit Ramps II (Green Writers Press, Vermont). His five previous books include a 2012 chapbook, Vermont Exit Ramps, and four full collections of poetry: (T)ravel/Un(t)ravel (2011), This Far from the Source (2006), I’m Here Because I Lost My Way (1998), and Scavenging the Country for a Heartbeat (First Book Award, 1993), all from Mid-List Press. He currently splits his time between Vermont and New York City, where he teaches poetry workshops at Poets House.

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