Urban Wild

A black and white picture of a bird drinking water.

Cover for Urban Wild

Urban Wild is Tricia Knoll’s poetry chapbook published by Finishing Line Press in May 2014. The chapbook is now out of print; if you have a copy, enjoy it!

Tricia discusses Urban Wild on a SoundCloud podcast and reads “Cat Came Back” from Urban Wild.

Two poems from this chapbook reprinted on Verse Virtual in November 2020: “Night Feeders” and “Woman with a Pink Knitted Cap”

Reviews of Urban Wild:

“These striking poems carry us into the world—our world—where urban overlaps wild. Tricia Knoll’s commendable first book encompasses the fractionally tame, the feral, the indigenous, the invasive—both human and non-human. She does all this with compassion and compelling insight, evoking the wilderness created when contemporary existence takes place within the “…afterlife/ of a long-time woods.â€Â â€“Paulann Petersen, Oregon Poet Laureate 2010 – 2014

“Not an ordinary poet of nature, Tricia Knoll’s eye is tracking wild movement in what we call civilized.From spiders, to the homeless, to pigeons in red shoes, Knoll notices and expresses with the keen precision of a master gardener, cultivating a new view of city life so we can admire too. “–Joan Logghe, Poet Laureate of Santa Fe 2010-2012

Tricia Knoll’s poems shake you into a new consciousness. Her poems contain serious speculations about womanhood, civic obligation, and the meaning of her beloved garden. These poems bridge social and political landscapes with a personal humility that is rare in contemporary poetry. Time and again in these poems she encounters history, family, and mortality with an eye toward sorrow and celebration and thereby shows us how to dwell in the light and the shadows of the world. – David Biespiel

Cover photography: Friderike Heuer
Cover Design: Darrell Salk
ISBN 978-1-62229-638-5