Book review: Dog Songs

Dog Songs by Mary Oliver

Five out of five Paws

When I asked for help to find this in the bookstore, the employee was enthusiastic, inquisitive, and he told me that I would love the poet. I just wanted to share that because it made me smile and think about the value of brick and mortar stores. I’ve worked at a chain bookstore and it was the only job I ever truly enjoyed.

Back to Mary Oliver: I had never read her which is kind of shameful as she won the Pulitzer, but I suppose there are too many writers out there for me to know everyone. This book was on my to-read list after it was recommended to a grieving dog parent. I had actually been interested to know if anyone was writing “good” dog poems. I should  know better than to ask such things of poetry.

Well, the bookstore employee was right. I did love this book. I even devoured it in only a few hours which never happens anymore. It made me cry. Books never make me cry.

I am aware that this review has become merely an overview of my visceral response rather than any thoughts on writing style or whatnot but I’d like to think that saying “this book broke and mended my heart” is review enough.

One thought on “Book review: Dog Songs

  1. Hi. I would love it if you could read my poetry collection and review it. It would help me grow as a poet. I am Arushi, a poet from India. You can get my newest poetry collection on Amazon for free. You can even support my art by buying the book (if you like my poetry) in paperback or for Kindle. Please support my art by reading and reviewing it. Here is the link to it-
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