New Books by NER Authors: Book of Dog by Cleopatra Mathis

Mathis-Book of DogCleopatra Mathis’s latest book of poems has just been released by Sarabande books. From the publisher: “Influenced by survival lessons from the natural world, Cleopatra Mathis’ Book of Dog traces a harrowing personal journey from hard endings—a divorce, the death of a beloved dog—to the fierce arrival of acceptance and change.  All manner of life thrives in these pages—plovers, foxes, the companionable beetle on the bedpost, and the coyotes just beyond her back door.”

Her work has appeared in NER, most recently in 32.1, which includes two poems from this new collection.

Cleopatra Mathis will be reading in our AWP event in Boston this year, “New England Review Celebrates Vermont Writers,” with Kellam Ayres, Castle Freeman Jr., Sydney Lea, and Robert Cohen, on Friday, March 8, at 9 a.m.

Book of Dog is available from Sarabande Books and other booksellers.