Monday, September 29, 2008

Cadaver Dogs by Rebecca Loudon Available at Lulu


Cover Art: Scott Odom
Cover Design: Maureen Thorson

Available for purchase at Lulu NOW $15
Available at retail outlets in November.

What People are Saying about Cadaver Dogs:

The images in this book vibrate. “Mars hangs above you like a meat chime.” “An ovary red dress.” “Let me release the thin broth tadpole-/sticky lake from between my legs.” Cadaver Dogs gives us a fast and furious poetry of “linguistic impulse” (poet Denise Levertov’s term) fused with a poetry of visceral impulse, and rushes of hyped up innuendo. Multiple sensory cataracts pour forth on every page. Whether their mode is pensive, elegiac, sexual or all of the above, these poems embrace the undomesticated, taking as a given the fact that humans are perpetually channeling the various animals we contain. Want vividness and gusto, postmodern sensitivity, lingual rapture? Consume this book, or let it consume you.

— Amy Gerstler


This collection is a hungry jukebox full of alluring, bittersweet music. Beginning with Loudon’s dedication page, where pets' names act like rabbit holes for a world of poems whose speakers are ripe with desire to be both animal and human, her lines lure us into a radiant, devastating place burning with color and sound, blood and bees—yet she does so with a kind of frightening grace few poets possess.

— Jared Leising, author of The Widows and Orphans of Winesburg, Ohio

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5 Comments:

At 11:38 AM, Blogger Radish King said...

Wheeehooooo!

 
At 6:36 PM, Blogger Collin said...

Buying it tonight!!!!!

 
At 2:03 PM, Blogger Annandale Dream Gazette said...

I just ordered it & look forward to reading it.

Any idea why Lulu uses ups ground so that to ship the book is $11.65? That sucks! This book is worth every penny, I'm sure, but Lulu should change their shipping to usps for godsake.

 
At 2:22 PM, Blogger Reb said...

Oh Lynn, there are a number of shipping options including Media Mail and Priority Mail -- you just had to select them on the drop-down menu. I'm sorry you didn't see that and had to pay so much.

USPS is much cheaper if you're buying several or many books -- because of weight issues -- that's likely why it defaults to that.

Thank you for very much for buying the book.

 
At 2:50 PM, Blogger Annandale Dream Gazette said...

argh. stupid impatient me.

Look forward to the book.

 

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