A TRIP TO THE ZZOO by MA|DE
22pg interior / full-colour variant cover (wolf or deer designs) / 8″H x 5″W / perfect binding / limited edition of 100 numbered copies
Published by Collusion Books (Halifax)
released December 2020
A collection of new collaborative poems by MA|DE that in some manner mention, reference or explore animal life; the title’s variant spelling is a deliberate gesture, signalling to the reader that the poems only share a partial resemblance to the spectacle of animal exhibition at a traditional zoo. These poems often venture into the territory of ecopoetics, with environmentally-conscious through-lines being a frequent presence in the work, either implicitly or explicitly.
"… an exciting, stimulating read, full of poems as thoughtful as they are beautiful. Poetry like this is much like a river — something that becomes different, and makes you different, every time you plunge in." — JEREMY COLANGELO (issue 14 of The /tƐmz/ Review)
MA|DE's collaborative writing approach "imbues the poems with a marvellous, often uncanny slant that illuminates shadowed corners of autonomy and anatomy." — HOLLAY GHADERY, author of FUSE: Exploring the Fractured Biracial Identity (forthcoming from Guernica Editions)
"This book is an ecosystem of wild imagery, cutting language and the soft fleshiness of mouse-sized details made grand." — MICHAEL RUSSELL, author of Grindr Opera (Frog Hollow Press, 2019)