Cover Collage: Dogs

August 4, 2015

We know, we know – as of late, we’ve been shining the spotlight on cats. But it’s summer – the dog days of summer, if you will – and we thought we’d feature some pup-adorned covers for this edition of cover collage. Sniff someone inappropriately (please don’t), eat some garbage (also, don’t!), and be the happiest creature on earth with our pack of reads.

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We know, we know – as of late,  we’ve been shining the spotlight on cats. But it’s summer – the dog days of summer, if you will – and we thought we’d feature some pup-adorned covers for this edition of cover collage. Sniff someone inappropriately (please don’t), eat some garbage (also, don’t!), and be the happiest creature on earth with our pack of reads.

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Dog
by Joe Rosenblatt and Catherine Owen, Photographs by Karen Moe (Mansfield Press)

This volume of poetry combines solo and joined sonnets about man’s best friend, mythical God, and bright star with striking photographs of strays in Havana, Cuba.

 

Shakespeare’s Dog
by Rick Chafe (Playwrights Canada Press)

Based on the novel by Leon Rooke, this play tells the tale (tail?) of William Shakespeare’s life from a unique, four-legged lens; that of his dog, Hooker.

 

Fifteen Dogs
by Andre Alexis (Coach House Books)

Guaranteed to bring a tear to even the most hardened eye, this book ruminates on the intellectual and emotional changes in fifteen dogs granted human intelligence.

BONUS: Coach House did their own “ dog days of summer” where readers submitted photos of their adorable pups. You’re welcome.

 

A Small Dog Barking
by Robert Strandquist (Anvil Press)

This short-story collection from Robert Strandquist explores human relationships, and their forays and failures in communication. As Prairie Fire said of the collection: “It is not the smallness, nor the dog, but the barking that is important, the raging against the coming of the night."

 

Bully: It’s the Pits
by Paul 107 (ECW Press)

Bully is a loving celebration of the oft-misunderstood group of dog breeds – Staffordshire bull terriers, Amstaffs, bulldogs, and American pit bull terriers – that are all lumped into the “dangerous pitbull” stereotype.

 

Monologue Dogs
by Meira Cook (Brick Books)

In a series of contemporary dramatic monologues, award-winning poet Meira Cook puts to use deep contrast to reveal the heart of each speaking character.


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