Toronto Star

Afterglow (a dog memoir), Eileen Myles


Despite the title, a dog didn’t write After

glow and it isn’t a memoir. It’s 20 essays by poet Myles, mostly about Rosie, a pit bull who “was the mainstay of my liturgy” for almost 17 years. It is a discursive collection: In “The Puppets Talk Show,” Rosie is interviewe­d about her dogginess. In “Goodnight, Sweet Queen,” Myles itemizes Rosie’s belongings after her death. Sarah Murdoch,

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