Rachel Poliquin is a writer and curator dedicating to exploring all things orderly and disorderly in the natural world. She is the author of The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing and ravishingbeasts.com.
- September 2012: How to Scrutinize a Beaver
Cromwell Mortimer’s groundbreaking “The Anatomy of a Female Beaver, and an Account of Castor Found in Her”
- October 2008: Hunting the Windy Vapors
The stomach is a cauldron that cooks foods in a half-fermented sauce—and other eighteenth-century theories of digestion.
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November/December 2007: The Visual Erotics of Mini-Marriages
At the heart of every mock wedding is the simultaneous yearning to coddle and to dominate. Especially during the kitten weddings.