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Otter

A poetry collection by Ben Ladouceur.

Ben Ladouceur

Moving from the absurdity of the First World War to the chaos of today's cities, where men share beds, bottles of ouzo and shade from willow trees, these poems ask questions: If your lover speaks in his sleep, how do you know 'you' is you? What good is it to decorate a headstone? What if you think of the perfect comeback to a six-year-­old argument? Otter fails, with style, to find answers. (From Coach House Books)

From the book

His body, like yours, would lie
mute as a plum
until a vigilant limb came
to a decision. As you might have guessed
I've come to one myself.


From Otter by Ben Ladouceur ©2015. Published by Coach House Books.

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