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Benjamin Dodds

Australian Poet

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Benjamin Dodds

Published by Recent Work Press

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From the back cover:

The latest collection from Benjamin Dodds interprets the bizarre true story of Lucy, a chimpanzee raised as the "daughter" of Oklahoma psychotherapist Dr Maurice Temerlin during the 1960s and 70s. With deep empathy and en eye for subtle, telling moments, Dodds offers a complex reimagination of Lucy's fraught hybrid life through unflinching poems that fascinate and unsettle in equal measure.

"Lost to history are the countless species we have hurtled into space,​ experimented with, or severed from their own kin and instincts. Viscerally, Dodds gives them back their agency in the most lyrical and poignant of ways. Lucy will never leave you."

-Natasha Mitchell

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