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Dog at the End of the World: A Collection of Poems by Helen Harvey
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Dog at the End of the World: A Collection of Poems by Helen Harvey (Hardback)

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There's a dog at the end of the world / with a sad smile and a bow tie / and a mile high wagging tail / waving a flag...What happens if you grow a house on your head? Or if shoes plant themselves in the ground and sprout fruit? How should you react when a manikin turns up at dinner and steals the sausages? Or when you receive the gift of a turnip flavoured cake? Which is more real, sunshine or maths? If a giant tells you to go into the forest, will you go? In a collection meandering from mermaids to garden sheds, from ghosts to PE teachers you'll find a to-do list by God, a public health warning for books, and (possibly) the longest excuse for not replying to an email you'll ever read. Helen Harvey's first poetry collection blurs the everyday with the absurd, speaks in voices from every corner of space, time, fantasy and reality, and riddles you riddles you never will guess. (WARNING: Dog at the End of the World may cause side effects including: disorientation, delusion, illusion, disillusion, education and fun!)

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: March Hamilton Media Publication Date: 10/09/2012 ISBN-13: 9780956867353  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Helen Harvey never wanted to be a poet, suffering from the belief that poems took themselves too seriously. She wanted to be a novelist or, failing that, a wicked witch living in a tree house crammed with cats and paperbacks who rode an ailing motorbike through the forest collecting deadly nightshade for soups. Training for a life of hermitude, Helen read English at Oxford. In her free time she read books, and dressed up as an Anglo-Saxon cave demon. These days her interests include: cats, carrot cake, painting (badly), sci-fi, mermaids, walking (slowly), sloths, lemurs, animated films, old cars, red pandas, board games, dancing (terribly), logic puzzles, baking, postcards, dressing up, coffee, physics, etymology, peanut butter, octopodes, aye-ayes and cats. Helen has won several competitions for her poetry, and at school regularly came eleventh in the 100 metres. She has been published in numerous journals and anthologies: most recently her flash fic 'Rob meets Pterodactyl' was included in the collection Under the Stairs (Divertir, 2011), and her poem 'Mermaids in the Thames' featured in Polluto. Helen lives in the West Country, for now.

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