Crabwise to the Hounds (Google eBook)

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Coach House Books, Oct 14, 2004 - FICTION - 96 pages
3 Reviews

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 an inclination towards wordplay and a bright musicality. Humorous at times, yet always handled with consummate craft, these poems invoke historical figures like Hiram Bingham and Ho Chi Minh even as they traverse a poetic landscape that includes telephone-game-style translations, interpretive dance poems on historic paintings and carnivalesque jaunts into a natural world overrun with mules, Alsatians, lions, and motorcycle-sized-deer.

  

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Dreck. Poetry is really best left to poets. Read full review

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User Review  - Marc Vincenz - Goodreads

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. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 24
Section 25
Section 26
Section 27
Section 28
Section 29
Section 30
Section 31

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Section 14
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Section 17
Section 18
Section 19
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Section 21
Section 22
Section 23
Section 32
Section 33
Section 34
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Section 38
Section 39
Section 40
Section 41
Section 42
Section 43
Section 44
Section 45
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About the author (2004)

Jeramy Dodds lives in Orono, Ontario. His poems have been translated into Finnish, French, Latvian, Swedish, German, and Icelandic. In 2007 he held a residency at the Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators on the island of Gotland, Sweden. He is the winner of the 2006 Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award and the 2007 CBC Literary Award in poetry. He works as a research archaeologist and co-edits for littlefishcartpress.

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