Monologue Dogs is a series of contemporary dramatic monologues. Every “voice” has its own imagined rhythm and nuances of poetic speech that are as vibrant, wayward, mournful, errant, or unruly as the characters who speak. Setting the lyric against street argot, archaic language against deflating or ironic feints, metaphors against declarative sentences, the elegiac against the ribald, classical or literary allusions against anachronistic references, these monologues reflect our own disordered subjectivities.
Praise for Monologue Dogs:
“Read her for a fresh, contemporary and knowing sensibility—not to mention an unforgettable sense of humour. Again Méira Cook proves herself to be one of Canada’s most compelling poets.” — Molly Peacock
“These are poems to read and reread with growing pleasure and admiration.” — Steven Heighton
Future(s) Behind Us — Canadian Literature
New Tricks for Old Dogs: Méira Cook’s Monologue Dogs — Arc Poetry Magazine
Poetry Review — The Malahat Review