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An interview with Christopher Reid


https://www.styletails.com/2018/10/12/christopher-reid-talks-about-old-toffers-book-of-consequential-dogs/


Interesting.

CR

On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 6:58 PM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> The book’s opening lines at this Faber page
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> https://www.faber.co.uk/shop/poetry/9780571334094-old-toffers-book-of-consequential-dogs.html
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> That’s just fine.
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> And if you have access, there’s a review article in The Sunday Times:
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> Pooch poetry in furry follow-up to TS Eliot’s cats
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> https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pooch-poetry-in-furry-follow-up-to-eliot-s-cats-hd3q2rggd
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> On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]>
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>> Yes, one has to wonder what would constitute "fully connecting." The
>> Vulcan Mind Meld? It's probably not the dog that needs pity, but the
>> confused mind that thinks it does. The human comedy at work.
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>> KA
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>> On 10/29/2018 1:21 PM, [log in to unmask] wrote:
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>> You may not own a dog or more appropriately a dog may not own you and
>> cannot fully grasp the connectivity.
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>> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Oct 29, 2018, at 1:14 PM, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Well, there are far too many resonances to Eliot’s collection. I haven’t
>> read this one on dogs. Hope this is good too in its own way.
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>> Regards,
>> CR
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>> On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 12:52 PM [log in to unmask] <
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>>> Thank you CR but I am not positive this new poet or poetry has the
>>> requisite understanding or empathy.  See this quoted paragraph's conclusion:
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>>> Dig deeper, however, and it becomes clear why the Eliot estate contacted
>>> him. “I did put a lot of dogs in my other poems – I hadn’t actually
>>> realised there were so many until an American journalist pointed it out,”
>>> he admits “Why were there so many? I think it’s because there’s something
>>> slightly tragic and poignant about the relationship between humans and dogs
>>> – the way that they try to greet you but you can’t completely connect.”
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>>> Sent from my iPhone
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>>> On Oct 29, 2018, at 11:50 AM, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>> In Old Possum’s footsteps
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>>> *First Macavity the cat, now Molly the mutt: the sequel TS Eliot dreamed
>>> of writing | Books | The Guardian*
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>>> https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/oct/20/macavity-to-molly-cat-dog-sequel-ts-eliot-poetry
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>>> CR
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