Crabwise to the Hounds (Google eBook)
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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Review: Crabwise to the HoundsUser Review - Bill_o - Goodreads
Dreck. Poetry is really best left to poets. Read full review
Review: Crabwise to the HoundsUser 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