Black Dog Happy

Black Dog Happy

by Danny Berardinelli

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635342031
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 04/07/2017
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

Daniel Berardinelli taught in the English Department and Honors College at Kent State University for thirty-one years. His teaching awards included The Distinguished Instructor Award (Honors College) and The Excellence in Accessibility Award in Recognition of Outstanding Support Provided to Students with Disabilities. In 2016 he retired and now lives with his wife Patricia and a house full of rescued cats. His first book of poems, Black Dog Happy, reflects his admittedly obsessive feelings of connection to animals, plants, and cultures that have historically defended Mother Earth. He is currently working on a creative nonfiction account of how his father's stories of WWII in the South Pacific shaped his reactions to the Vietnam era, especially during his freshman year at Kent State when four students were killed during the unrest of May, 1970.

Table of Contents

White Wolf Dream 1

Black Dog Happy 2

Poem at 3 in the Morning 3

Raccoon Rite 4

Pigs Must Die 5

Survival of the Fittest 6

The Naming of Things 7

The Nature of Things 8

Animal Anxious 9

PETA Paraphrase 10

Animal Rescue 11

Olfactory Disruptions 12

Busy Busy People 13

Museum of the Cherokee 14

Business as Usual 15

A Day at the Cleveland Zoo 16

White Bawana Wears Elevator Shoes 17

Animal Anxious 2 18

Quartet 19

Brown Bag Lunch 21

The Day Romero Died 22

Ticket to Heaven 23

Funny Farm 24

Happy Trails to You 25

State of Emergency 26

Making Do 27

The Uffizi Dancers 28

The Greatest Generation 29

Canto Hondo 30

Woman Without Tears 31

In the Watchfires 32

Curly Howard Plays Hamlet 33

Bureau of Employment Services 34

Puncture Points 35

Sad-Sack Moon 36

Life in Captivity: Dolphins 37 Life in Captivity: Husband and Wife 38

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1317734 More than 1 year ago
In Black Dog Happy, Berardinelli takes us for a walk back through Nature to his childhood. His reverence and sensitivity for the animal kingdom is heartfelt throughout this collection of thought provoking poems. And with a wry smile he takes us for a visit to Cleveland to meet his parents and the old neighborhood and along the cultural journey he pays respects to the Classics with a knowing wink. His first book of poems will bring a smile, a memory, and quick tear of joy to all those who enter.