DogBook - 2002
In the spacious opening sequence, "King's Lynn & the Pacific" the poet finds moving connections between King's Lynn in Norfolk and the distant Pacific via two of Cook's voyages. A central mixed group, "Creation, etc", includes some more Catullus poems, using Stead's favourite mouthpiece for satire, wit and sometimes meditation, some stylish concrete poems, some quite substantial poems on major philosophical matters, some sharp reflections on people, places and myths. The last section, "At Wagner's Tomb", concerns Wagner and those close to him, another unexpected subject gracefully handled.
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Auckland University Press, 2002.
Branch Call Number: 821.914 STE
Characteristics: 66 p. ;,22 cm.
Alternative Title: Dog poems