Bestiary of Gall by Emilia Phillips

Emilia Phillips’ collection of fractured fables take their titles from the writings of Hippocrates, Virgil’s Georgics, and a Bestiary Being an English Version of the Bodleian Library. At turns both beautiful and bizarre, Phillips introduces us to a violent and beastly world where “we mutiny like secrets” and are “full of still image.” These poems surprise, delight, and terrify, all at the same time.