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by Cleopatra Mathis

eBook Book of Dog: Poems ePub
Author: Cleopatra Mathis
Language: English
ISBN: 1936747472
ISBN13: 978-1936747474
Publisher: Sarabande Books; First Edition edition (December 18, 2012)
Pages: 64
Category: Poetry
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 965
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ePub file: 1445 kb
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I have been a fan of Cleopatra Mathis for nearly ten years now. I was introduced to her work through poetry readings in New Hampshire.

I have been a fan of Cleopatra Mathis for nearly ten years now. There is something sharp edged and honest about her writing-a keen eye reporting what it sees and a keen heart reporting what it feels.

Influenced by survival lessons from the natural world, Book of Dog traces a harrowing personal journey from hard endings-a divorce, the death of a beloved dog-to the fierce arrival of acceptance and change. All manner of life thrives in these pages-plovers, foxes, the companionable beetle on the bedpost, and the coyotes just beyond her back door.

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Influenced by survival lessons from the natural world, Cleopatra Mathis’ Book of Dog traces a harrowing personal journey from hard endingsa divorce, the death of a beloved dogto the fierce arrival of acceptance and change. All manner of life thrives in these pagesplovers, foxes, the companionable beetle on the bedpost, and the coyotes just beyond her back door. This poet’s discerning eye, focused on the stringent truth of what she sees around her, aims outward and refuses the sentimental.

Influenced by survival lessons from the natural world, Cleopatra Mathis’ Book of Dog traces a harrowing personal journey from hard endings-a divorce, the death of a beloved dog-to the fierce arrival of acceptance and change

Influenced by survival lessons from the natural world, Cleopatra Mathis’ Book of Dog traces a harrowing personal journey from hard endings-a divorce, the death of a beloved dog-to the fierce arrival of acceptance and change. All manner of life thrives in these pages–plovers, foxes, the companionable beetle on the bedpost, and the coyotes just beyond her back door. This poet’s discerning eye, focused on the stringent truth of what she sees around her, aims outward and refuses the sentimental

Born and raised in a Greek family in rural Ruston, Louisiana, Cleopatra Mathis received her BA from Southwest Texas State and her MFA from Columbia . 2001), which won the Jane Kenyon Award for Outstanding Book of Poems.

Born and raised in a Greek family in rural Ruston, Louisiana, Cleopatra Mathis received her BA from Southwest Texas State and her MFA from Columbia University. She is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including What to Tip the Boatman? (2001), which won the Jane Kenyon Award for Outstanding Book of Poems. Poet Carol Muske-Dukes praised the poems in White Sea (2005) as bitter as salt and blinding as the light of revelation-clear, gem-bright, and relentless as waves.

Cleopatra Mathis (born 1947) is an American poet and academic. Louisville, KY: Sarabande Books, 2012. Born in Ruston, Louisiana, Mathis was raised by her Greek mother’s family, including her grandfather, who spoke no English, and her grandmother, who ran the family café. Bryant Park Reading Room Cleopatra Mathis, John Murillo, and Victoria Redel Poetry Reading

Cleopatra Mathis is an American poet who since 1982 has been the Frederick Sessions Beebe Professor in the English department at Dartmouth College, where she is also director of the Creative Writing Program.

Cleopatra Mathis is an American poet who since 1982 has been the Frederick Sessions Beebe Professor in the English department at Dartmouth College, where she is also director of the Creative Writing Program. Her most recent book is. She is a faculty member at The Frost Place Poetry Seminar. Her first five books of poems were published by Sheep Meadow Press, and are distributed by University Press of New England. Prizes and honors for her work include two National Endowment for the Arts grants, in 1984 and 2003. The Peter Lavin Award for Younger Poets from the Academy of American Poets.

Cleopatra Mathis (born 1947 in Ruston, Louisiana) is an American poet who since 1982 has been the . Her fifth book (What to Tip the Boatman?) won the Jane Kenyon Award for Outstanding Book of Poems in 2001.

Cleopatra Mathis (born 1947 in Ruston, Louisiana) is an American poet who since 1982 has been the Frederick Sessions Beebe Professor in the English department at Dartmouth College, where she is also director of the Creative Writing Program. Her most recent book is White Sea (Sarabande Books, 2005) Her first five books of poems were published by Sheep Meadow Press, and are distributed by University Press of New England.

Influenced by survival lessons from the natural world, Cleopatra Mathis’ Book of Dog traces a harrowing personal journey from hard endings—a divorce, the death of a beloved dog—to the fierce arrival of acceptance and change. All manner of life thrives in these pages–plovers, foxes, the companionable beetle on the bedpost, and the coyotes just beyond her back door. This poet’s discerning eye, focused on the stringent truth of what she sees around her, aims outward and refuses the sentimental. Throughout the search, she is guided by the unbounded faithfulness and wisdom of her noble and comic companions on the path.
Usaxma
I have been a fan of Cleopatra Mathis for nearly ten years now. I was introduced to her work through poetry readings in New Hampshire. There is something sharp edged and honest about her writing--a keen eye reporting what it sees and a keen heart reporting what it feels.

So I was embarrassed to discover that she had written and published a book last year (2012) and I missed it. I bought it immediately and dived in. As with most things new, it took me a while to warm up to her again. This book seemed to be vaguely about loss--a divorce, a death--maybe several losses. But it wasn't coalescing. That's fine; I'm used to that, especially in strong work, musical or literary. I'll just read it again until it becomes "mine."

Then I hit the middle section, Book of Dog. Overwhelming.

It's a dangerous thing to write about sadness. The subject has accumulated too many cliches over time, it too easily lapses into the maudlin--there was even a movement in 17th century poetry designed to 'make grown men cry' in the fashion of the day. No such here. Mathis evokes grief through the particulars that surround it, the very things that make it so overwhelming: the absence of the lost from the landscape, from one's daily habits; the imperative to continue as if nothing has happened; the denial of communication, of consultation with a trusted intimate--be they human or animal.

This as superb a threnody as I have read. And it succeeds because Mathis keeps her eye and her heart focussed. No nostrums. No panaceas. No evocations divine solace. Just grief as it is. To summarize, you can't beat Stephen Dunn's blurb, which begins, "I love this book! And haven't been able to say so about any book so unequivocally for a long time." I agree with his passion, but think I could say so about Ms. Matthis's previous books as well.
Charyoll
This book included some awesome poems. The poet uses rich imagery and impeccable language throughout the poems contained in this book. Anyone who has ever had a dog can relate to these poems. She weaves the experience of loss (divorce, death of a dog) expertly through these pages. They touched me and I would highly recommend this book to others, especially dog lovers.
Lamranilv
Not the type of poetry I typically read, but the voice was compelling if often unclear and the collection together formed a cohesive story.
Lonesome Orange Kid
First-rate stuff. Mathis flirts with sentimentality but never goes over the line. Her ear and her renderings have never more been in sync.

-- Stephen Dunn
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