REVIEW: Wolf Song (2022)

A book by Olga McArrow

I don’t exactly recall how I came across this book, but I’ll never pass up a chance to read a free book that actually looks to be pretty decent quality. Wolf Song by Olga McArrow is a long form poem that has been illustrated with gorgeous pictures of a family of wolves in nature. While I’m not 100% certain, it appears that this was translated from Russian seeing the original title, so it is pretty impressive that the English version actually flows like a real poem rather than a literal translation. I’ve read stuff in the past that translated to English and become a weird mess due to inferior translation ability, so hats off to Alan, somebody credited as the translator here.

““Wolf Song” (originally “Песнь о Волках”) is a poem about a scientist who left the city to live with wolves. She enjoys being a hermit, writes poems in the wilderness, befriends a wolf family and learns a thing or two about life from them.”

As the blurb states, this book tells the story of a scientist studying wolves in the wilderness, and eventually gets fairly close to them. In a way similar to somebody like Jane Goodall, she begins living with the animals as family members, but comes face-to-face with the enemy of nature – the cruelty of mankind. This was an interesting story that has a definite message that I’m sure many can relate to. This is a short read, but for a poem it doesn’t overstay it’s welcome and is completely free. Because of that, I enjoyed my time with this book, and it may be worth checking out if you are passionate about wild animals, environmentalism, or poetry.

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