Doggerel: Poems About Dogs
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Doggerel: Poems About Dogs (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

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From Chaucer to Billy Collins and from basset hounds to brindle bull terriers, Doggerel presents a robust brood of the most charming verse tributes ever offered to our beloved canine companions.

The rich and assorted cadences of some of the most distinguished poets across the centuries ring out from these pages–from Spenser, Shakespeare, and Pope to Merrill, Merwin, and Mul...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 11th 2003 by Everyman's Library
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Lisa Frame
just found this @library, just love it, love dogs, love poems, so perfection! posted to my sis's fb pg& gonna buy a copy for each of us;
not reading cover to cover, but a poem at a time, yesterday's was "Walking the Dog" by Howard Nemerov, my boyfriend's favorite dog poem, & Nemerov, one of his fave poets. My poem for today is "Dog Dreaming" by W.S. Merwin, & I posted that one to my sister Michele's page, just know she will love, we are huge dog lovers...
Dec 15, 2008 E rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Fun, esp. if you know dogs and like poetry. How often do you find Stevie Smith and William Cowper in the same volume? The whole book is worth discovering one poem - Jill Ciment's incredible "Mommy" - a hilarious dog-riff on Plath's "Daddy." Would be a fun gift for a dog-loving English major...
This is an on going read - I don't think I've ever picked up a poetry book and read it cover to cover. My youngest son gave this to me for Christmas one year, and I just found it again. I read a few poems, then savor them for a few days, then read again, and savor...
Feb 12, 2012 Jim rated it 2 of 5 stars
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every dog poem ever written in english, which is to say, too many for me
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Carmela Ciuraru is not a pseudonym. Her anthologies include First Loves: Poets Introduce the Essential Poems That Captivated and Inspired Them (Scribner) and Solitude Poems (Alfred A. Knopf/Everyman’s Library). A graduate of Columbia University’s Journalism School, she is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and PEN American Center. She has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles T...more
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