Dogs and Other Poems by Paul S. Piper is a collection of poems written over the past two years, about half of them from the perspective of "Dog," a canine narrator. The poems are whimsical, funny, philosophical and spiritual, and are influenced by the great Japanese poet Kobayashi Issa, and the persona of poems of Robert Aitken (Zen Master Raven), as well as numerous others.
Born in Chicago, Paul Piper lived for extensive periods in Montana, (where he received his MFA in Creative Writing), and Hawaii. He is currently a librarian at Western Washington University in Bellingham and spends more time writing than he should. He takes his lead from Luis Borges. Paul's work has appeared in various literary journals, and he has five published books of poetry. His work is included in the books The New Montana Story, Tribute to Orpheus, America Zen, and Seattle Noir. Piper has co-edited the books Father Nature and X-Stories: The Personal Side of Fragile X Syndrome. I am working on a book about Wikipedia.
Village Books is pleased to carry copies of Paul's latest book, Dogs & Other Poems, as well as copies of his poetry book Now & Then. Please call 360-671-2626 to obtain copies.