Girls and Handsome Dogs

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The Porcupine's Quill, 2002 - Poetry - 114 pages

`One good swipe with the sword at the feet and the skeleton of the poem falls down laughing. That is Sibum' signature. To get an idea of how it looks on the ground, imagine taking an anthology of Victorian, pre-Raphaelite and Modernist poetry, tearing all the pages out, scattering them around on the floor in a central library in Baghdad, letting the looters walk over them for a few days, and then reassembling them -- or what's left of them. The resulting combination of randomness and order would approximate what can found between the covers of Sibum's bed.'

 

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Contents

The Inspiration Dedicatory poem
7
The Song of Nickles the Artist
21
Girls and Handsome Dogs
39
To
58
Magic Tricks
71
Ruffians Rape and Riches
86
Shock Therapy
101
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Norm Sibum has been writing and publishing poetry for over thirty years. Born in Oberammergau in 1947, he grew up in Germany, Alaska, Utah and Washington. He has published several volumes of poetry in Canada; two recent books, The November Propertius and In Laban's Field, were published by Carcanet Press, Manchester, England. His most recent collection, Girls and Handsome Dogs won the Quebec Writers' Federation A. M. Klein Prize. Sibum currently lives in Montreal.

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