I have to say, that for me, poetry if often a hit and miss type of experience, and this collection was mostly misses. The title poem (''The Fable of the Goats'') struck me as an allegory, but of what? I don't know. Whether because I was tired, or just not in a good place to read poetry (the bus), I just couldn't get into this collection.
There is, however, one notable exception, ''A Prayer-Medley,'' which provides a sarcastic criticism of Christianity, particularly its violent past. Pratt critiques the many un-Christian aspects of the Old Testament. It is humourous and thought-provoking.
Overall, I feel like in a sense, I didn't give The Fable of the Goats and Other Poems a fair chance, so I'm hesitant to pan the whole collection. I could have gone back and re-read all the poems, or done research to give them better context, but I'm doing this for fun, so I'm not going to. Hopefully, I will connect better with the next poetry collection.