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Friends with Dogs
David Blair




Sheep Meadow
2016 • 79 pp. 6 1/2 x 9"
Poetry

$17.95 Paperback, 978-1-937679-60-6



“What gives weight and density to David Blair’s remarkable poems is their almost Hardyish sense of regret and loss. So many of his poems are... [continued in Reviews below]”—Tom Sleigh,

“‘Hardyish,’ says Tom Sleigh”

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Reviews / Endorsements

“What gives weight and density to David Blair’s remarkable poems is their almost Hardyish sense of regret and loss. So many of his poems are little dramas of what wasn’t said when it should have been said, or of the way celebratory instincts get undermined by the pressures of day-to-day life. I admire the quick shifts in voicing, the way a whole social world becomes revealed in some small characteristic gesture, and how alert Blair is to other people. Very few poets ever achieve this kind of fellow feeling and write about it with such tact and intelligent sympathy.” —Tom Sleigh

From the Book:

Last time I looked, we were not squid. / There were crawdads / in fast moving cold water, / bottomed out by velvet rocks, / to one way of thinking / seeming to wait for exploitation.



DAVID BLAIR is the author of two previous poetry collections. He teaches at the New England Institute of Art. Another book, Arsonville, is forthcoming.



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