Metaphysical Dog

Poems

by Frank Bidart

Hardcover, 112 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $24 | purchase

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Metaphysical Dog
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Poems
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Frank Bidart

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Many of Frank Bidart's most famous poems have been long dramatic monologues in the voices of the doomed and disturbed — the anorexic Ellen West, the pedophilic murderer Herbert White, the brilliant dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. But in the shorter poems in Metaphysical Dog, the poet takes on his own persona: an aging, accomplished poet, perennially fascinated by humanity's uneasy blend of philosophical minds and animal bodies.

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