The Taxidermist by Shazea Quraishi
Brand new and long awaited poetry from this elegant and meticulous poet.
What has the body of a white mouse to show us? What is art? And how can we live with death?
The contemplative and poised poems in this collection tackle the vast questions of life and art. Their simplicity is beguiling, their vocabulary – hypnotic, as tiny details build slowly, calmly to create a vision as broad as existence itself.
The Taxidermist is Shazea Quraishi’s first published collection of poems since her 2015 debut full collection The Art of Scratching (Bloodaxe Books).