Miraculum Monstrum (Paperback)

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Kathline will be coming to Bear Pond Books on April 3rd, 2018 for a reading and talk about this groundbreaking cross-genre book. Free and open to the public. Learn more at http://www.bearpondbooks.com/event/kathline-carr-reading-miraculum-monstrum

— Samantha

Miraculum Monstrum is a unique book blending poetry, prose, science fiction / fantasy, narrative tale and artwork as the protagonist, a museum curator cataloging the post-climate disaster collection in a Museum of Latter Hybrids, collects information and artwork about the (fictional character) artist Tristia Vogel, a woman who turned into a bird in a freak climate induced mutation. The book flows beautifully in and out of her life as an artist and as a hybrid. The paintings and sketches in the book are full-color and add to the richness of this book. A must read, it is so creative and fascinating!

— Sam


Miraculum Monstrum is an epic hybrid narrative about Tristia Vogel, a female artist who experiences a radical physical transformation, beginning with the excrescence of apparent wings. Though she is possibly an anomalous mutation resulting from worldwide ecological upheaval, the bird/woman is co-opted by a religious cult that claims to have prophesied her experience; she is thus written as the central figure of their scriptural text. The fragmentary poem that is Miraculum Monstrum, which bears the same name as the fictitious codex quoted throughout, is presented within a catalog for an exhibit of visual artifacts and writings that chronicle this speculative history. The exhibition curator persona performs a duel function as narrative voice within the poem and critical commentator on the exhibit.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781597096072
ISBN-10: 1597096075
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Publication Date: October 24th, 2017
Pages: 114
Language: English