Endangered [Animal] by Elizabeth Vignali gives us beauty and captivity, survival and extinction. We are asked to pay attention to “that inconvenient / time of vulnerability between nest and flight.” It is there—between home and sky, between childhood and adulthood—Vignali’s poetry soars. Vignali leads us through relationships and the natural world. She projects our humanity against the wild and asks “why some lives are considered worth saving.” And even though she warns of the danger in believing “those who are easy to love are worth the loving,” these poems are easy to love, hard to forget, and just the right amount of dangerous to make our heartbeat quicken.
About the Author
Elizabeth Vignali is the author of Object Permanence and coauthor of Your Body A Bullet. Her work has appeared in Willow Springs, Cincinnati Review, Mid-American Review, Tinderbox, The Literary Review, and others. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she works as an optician, coproduces the Bellingham Kitchen Session reading series, and serves as poetry editor of Sweet Tree Review.
Finalist of the 2019 Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award