Title: Gun Dogs : Poems. Signed, paperback.
Publisher:  Anansi, Toronto, 2009, ISBN:9780887848223
Seller ID: 104007
LANGER, James. Gun Dogs : Poems. (Toronto): House of Anansi Press, (2009). Pp. (12),3-68,(2). 8vo, illustrated white and yellow card covers. A collection of poems by the Newfoundland born, Fredericton-residing poet. Langer isthe editor of "The Fiddlehead". "L:ike the gun dogs of the title -- uncont rollable creatures, momentarily following our command -- the poems in JamesLanger's remarkable debut collection strain at the lead. Torque can be fel t in their lines and verbs; wild thinking in their metaphors. Yet, with alltheir fierce energy, these poems are also mature: cumulatively, they attai n wisdom, refusing to land on their quarry (love; forgiveness; respect for place; memory) and raching instead for a measured equanimity tht can be traced back to the Stoics." - from the rear cover. Very good. Signed and inscribed by Langer on the title page. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 12.50