Birds of Los Angeles
Poetry | 2005 | 32 pages | $10.00 | ISBN: 978-0-9743181-2-7 | Saddle-sewn binding
Los Angeles is known to be the most photographed city in the world, and its deep connection to the movie industry means that it is frequently mistaken for someplace else. Through gesture and image, Birds of Los Angeles is a modern, metaphysical exploration of the way Southern California’s rich cultural and environmental landscapes are misperceived.
"The twenty-three poems in this collection are like the rare birds, monsters, and carnivorous flowers Walters evokes: they are deceptively small; curiously strange; and, sometimes, vicious."
— Alexis M. Smith for Tarpaulin Sky
Wendy S. Walters is Assistant Professor of English at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Recent poems have been published in Seneca Review, The Yalobusha Review, Sou’wester, Spinning Jenny, Nocturnes (Re)view and Callaloo. Her work has received support from RISD, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, the Smithsonian Institution, the Ford Foundation and Aaron Copland Foundation, and she has participated in residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Cave Canem and Yaddo.