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Crabwise to the Hounds

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With cameos by jackalopes, Glenn Gould, homemade spaceships, and Carl Linnaeus, these poems are remarkable for their technical agility and their restless inventiveness. There’s an elegance here that matches Dodds’ impulse to challenge the reader with fresh metaphor and astonishing phrasing; the formal ambitions of many of the poems in Crabwise to the Hounds are balanced by ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published October 14th 2004 by Coach House Books
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Suzanne
Jun 02, 2009 Suzanne rated it liked it
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This was a mixed bag for me. There were a few standout poems that I completely loved, especially the magical "The Easiest Way to Empty a Seashell Is to Place It on an Anthill" and the randomly adorable "Raccoon," but others really didn't grab me at all. Still a decent read overall though, and very quick to get through.
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Oct 09, 2016 M rated it really liked it
What I loved most about this book were not the individual poems per se, though some were amazing, but the phrases, the small, surprising descriptions. There's one I love but can't seem to find in which the narrator rises from the bed like a bull stuck full of swords.
Megan C
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Yup, yup, not bad. Like the Raccoon definition one quite a bit.
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A fabulous wasabi-infused carousel ride. Dizzy Evel Knievel poetic hat tricks
all the way through. One of the freshest poetic voices to emerge in a decade.
Highly recommended.
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Born in Ajax, Ontario, Jeramy Dodds grew up in Orono, Ontario. He studied English Literature and Anthropology at Trent University, and then decided to go overseas to the University of Icenland to specialize in Medieval Icelandic Studies. He is currently living in Reykjavik, Iceland.

He is well known for his poems, which have been translated into Finnish, French, Latvian, Swedish, German and Icelan
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