Crabwise to the Hounds

By Jeramy Dodds

Crabwise to the Hounds
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Winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry
Nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Gerald Lampert Award. With cameos by jackalopes, Glenn Gould, homemade spaceships and Carl Linnaeus, these poems are remarkable for their technical agility and their restless inventiveness. ... Read more


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Winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry
Nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Gerald Lampert Award. 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 anelegance 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 abright 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.

Jeramy Dodds

Jeramy Dodds's first collection of poems, Crabwise to the Hounds , won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. His poems have won the CBC Literary Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award. He holds an MA in Medieval Icelandic Studies.&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp

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