Rare Wondrous Things: A Poetic Biography of Maria Sibylla Merian (Paperback)

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A poetic biography of Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), Rare Wondrous Things investigates the history of this German artist and naturalist who made groundbreaking discoveries in entomology. While Merian led an exceptional life—even traveling to Suriname at fifty-two years old in the pursuit of knowledge—her name has largely remained in obscurity, and her personal life is still shrouded in mystery. These poems recover her legacy by exploring the tensions between science and religion, professional aspirations and motherhood, wifehood and independence, and biographer and subject.

About the Author


Alyse Bensel is the author of three chapbooks, including Lies to Tell the Body (Seven Kitchens Press, 2018). Her poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Blackbird, Poetry International, West Branch, and elsewhere. She teaches at Brevard College, where she directs the Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference. Rare Wondrous Things is her first poetry collection. Alyse Bensel , PhD (Author), Brevard, North Carolina (United States of America) - Alyse Bensel is the author of three chapbooks, including Lies to Tell the Body (Seven Kitchens Press, 2018). Her poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Blackbird, Poetry International, West Branch, and elsewhere. She teaches at Brevard College, where she directs the Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference. Rare Wondrous Things is her first poetry collection. Alyse Bensel , PhD (Author), Brevard, North Carolina (United States of America) - Alyse Bensel is the author of three chapbooks, including Lies to Tell the Body (Seven Kitchens Press, 2018). Her poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Blackbird, Poetry International, West Branch, and elsewhere. She teaches at Brevard College, where she directs the Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference. Rare Wondrous Things is her first poetry collection.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781732743403
ISBN-10: 1732743401
Publisher: Green Writers Press
Publication Date: July 21st, 2020
Pages: 80
Language: English