"Animals of slow motion, soft substance, able to increase their bulk and restore parts which have been destroyed, extremely tenacious of life, and the inhabitants of moist places. Many of them are without a distinct head, and most of them without feet. They are principally distinguished by their tentacles. By the Ancients they were not improperly called imperfect animals."
- Carl Linnaeus, Systema Naturæ
released July 24, 2015
All poems written by Jay Bates
All music written, performed, mixed, and mastered by Christoper Noyes
Audio recordings produced by Christoper Noyes, Trey Penton, & Jay Bates
Vocals on Algae, Coral, Leech, Snail, & Octopus by Jay Bates
Vocals on Coral, Snail, & Octopus by Katherine Dunn
Vocals on Snail & Octopus by Christoper Noyes
Vocals on Leech by Kaylie Murphy
Vocals on Vermes by Steve Young
Background vocals on Octopus by Evan Hildreth, Alex Gispert, Phillip Oliver, Michael Oliver, & Tim Wagner
All poems and recordings 2014 Jay Bates
Produced in partnership with The Two Keys Press
No animals were harmed in the writing of these poems.
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