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Book of Dog: Poems

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Influenced by survival lessons from the natural world, Cleopatra Mathis’ Book of Dog traces a harrowing personal journey from hard endings—a divorce, the death of a beloved dog—to the fierce arrival of acceptance and change. All manner of life thrives in these pages–plovers, foxes, the companionable beetle on the bedpost, and the coyotes just beyond her back door. This poe ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published December 18th 2012 by Sarabande Books
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Not the type of poetry I typically read, but the voice was compelling if often unclear and the collection together formed a cohesive story.
Her poems entwine nature and her Self with pretty rigorous control and a lack of sentimentality that I found inspiring and lovely.
I read several, but not all the poems in this book. I read the rather lengthy title poem, but was not moved or very impressed.
Christina Borgoyn
a great sense of healing this collection does through the lyrical voice of dog.
An excellent collection. I need to read more of Mathis's work.
Phyllis Katz
Great collection of poems
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