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Monologue Dogs is a series of contemporary dramatic monologues. Every “voice” has its own imagined rhythm and nuances of poetic speech that are as vibrant, wayward, mournful, errant, or unruly as the characters who speak. Setting the lyric against street argot, archaic language against deflating or ironic feints, metaphors against declarative sentences, the elegiac against ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published April 15th 2015 by Brick Books
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Monologue Dogs is Meira Cook’s dazzling 21st-century garden of un-Eden, where unions and betrayals abound. Here Cook exercises her powerhouse imagination and sass to make poems from post-prandial apple bites of wisdom. With her rich, warm linguistic textures—and unforgettable sense of humor—she resuscitates archetypal myths and modern voices ranging from Eve to Persephone, Gepetto to Gretl, even Freud to Woolf. Read her for a fresh, contemporary, and knowing sensibility—not to mention an unforge ...more
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