The God of the Whole Animal
Beard Poetry, 2015
Lewis Mundt’s The God of the Whole Animal explores the world like a wild mouth, testifying and consuming, while allowing us to see and feel more vividly what it is that consumes us, "like a lake of radio static" or "a driftwood church."
- Matt Rasmussen, author of Black Aperture
The God of the Whole Animal wastes nothing--not discomfort, nor absence, nor the smallest moment of blood. This book bleeds because it is alive and "the parts of us not disgusted / are singing along" with everyone from Buddha to Drake to Patsy Cline, each voice called forward by Mundt himself. He enters each unlikely conversation with reverence, determined to make use especially of the muscle rarely graced with the light of day.
- Emily O'Neill, author of Pelican
Currently out of print