Synopses & Reviews
This book brings together some of the finest poems on dogs by a range of poets from Diogenes to Dorothy Parker, from Chaucer to Clarice Lispector. Gertrude Stein once said, "I am I because my little dog knows me," and this collection proves it: with their wit, their wisdom, and their delights, these poems — and the dogs that inspired them — hold up a mirror to our better selves.
Whether exploding with the joy of a new puppy or mourning the loss of a tender lifelong friend, growling a critique at the more "civilized" habits of humans or simply spending a day in the life of a favorite pet, these poems offer something to dog lovers, poets, and poetry readers: in short, just about everyone.
About the Author
Christopher Wait is permissions editor and ebook manager at New Directions. He lived in Argentina, Japan, Mexico and Turkey before settling in New York.