Poetry at the Post: Still Stuck on “B”—or Reading Poetry in Alphabetical Order

More Pets*
by Caroline Bergvall

a not—turtle—plus—rat catchat
a plus—dog—plus—rat—pas—chat dog
              a more—hair—pas—chat—moins chien horse
           a more—chat—plus—horse—moins—chien—more—rabbit rat 

“Chelonia” from Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur, 1904

You can listen to Caroline Bergvall read “More Pets” here. 


*From Fig by Caroline Bergvall, Salt Publishing—what can I say about this book? Buy it! Awesome!

Honest, acute, visceral, ludic, funny.
—Fiona Templeton