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The Birdhouse, Or

by (author) Jamie Dopp

Ekstasis Editions
Initial publish date
Oct 2002
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    Oct 2002
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By turns serious and playful, irreverent and tough-minded, the poems in this collection combine plain-speaking eloquence and a sparkling linguistic energy. The title poem is a quiet meditation on the nature of love and fatherhood, with digressions on belly-buttons and the like that are both hilarious and harrowing.

About the author

Jamie Dopp is associate professor of Canadian literature at the University of Victoria, where he has taught a course in hockey and literature for a number of years. His poetry, fiction, reviews, and scholarly articles have appeared in many journals. He has published two collections of poetry and a novel and in 2009, he co-edited a collection of essays with Richard Harrison called Now is the Winter: Thinking about Hockey.

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