Dog Lovers and Book Lovers: “The Poet’s Dog” – Jennie Fitzkee

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I know my dog can speak… she is seldom quiet, though she makes little sound. Her voice is graphic but silent, her words are shared with every expression, every movement of an ear, every line of her body (and through the incessant doggerel she insist on publishing here!). Jennie tells of another dog who found a voice…

Reblogged from A Teacher’s Reflections:

As the holidays and winter are upon us, I am once again drawn to the best book.  Fall in love with a dog, a poet, and children- magnificently written.

“Dogs speak words.  But only poets and children hear.”

Those are the opening words in Patricia MacLachlan’s new book, The Poet’s Dog.  I have read the book twice, because there are many words not to be missed; words that are pure and don’t need added adjectives and text.  MacLachlan’s writing stands alone in a field of masterful literature. …

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