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Monologue Dogs

A collection of poems by

Dazzling collection of masques from Manitoba Book of the Year and Walrus Poetry Prizewinning author.

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 the ribald, classical or literary allusions against anachronistic references, these monologues reflect our own disordered subjectivities. In the words of Molly Peacock: Read her for a fresh, contemporary and knowing sensibilitynot to mention an unforgettable sense of humour.

Suddenly the car drops down on all fours
and will go no further. Arrival is neither here
nor there, mother says, searching for her key.
But her key is in the last lost pocket of the worlds
overcoat and tonight tonight the forest is ajar.

from The Hunger Artists

Praise for Monologue Dogs:

Again Meira Cook proves herself to be one of Canadas most compelling poets. Molly Peacock.

These are poems to read and reread with growing pleasure and admiration.Steven Heighton

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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Monologue Dogs
Author(s): Meira Cook
ISBN: 1-77131-357-9 / 978-1-77131-357-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Brick Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Monologue Dogs
Author(s): Meira Cook
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