Dog Poems Giveaway – Thursday 3rd October 2019

Dog Poems Giveaway

Alfie and Wilma excited about the Dog Poems book arriving

Today sees the launch of a book called Dog Poems to celebrate National Poetry Day. These aren’t just any old poems, they are wonderful poems by some very famous humans. The book costs just £7.99 and it really is lovely. Mum has been reading them to me each day and here you can watch a video of her reading Dylan Thomas’ ‘Song of the Mischievous Dog’ to me. I really can’t think why she chose that one!


Anyway, one lovely reader can win a copy of the book. All you need to do is send us an email telling us the name of an author who has a poem in this book. You need to email your answers by 6pm GMT on Sunday 6th October to Then one of the correct entries will receive a copy of the book absolutely free.

Or Buy One

Wilma waiting to have Mum read to her from her Dog Poems book

We think this book would make the perfect stocking filler, if you’re already thinking about Christmas. Or, if your dog has a birthday coming up, there could be nothing better than to buy him a copy so you can sit and read it together. If you use Amazon UK then buy it HERE, for the US HERE and for Germany HERE.

Full Press Release

Below is the full press release from the lovely people at Serpent’s Tail books. Thank you lovely people for sharing this with us. We love it and we hope all of our readers will too.

Happy National Poetry Day


Book picture of Dog Poems book

Published to coincide with National Poetry Day

03 October 2019 | Serpent’s Tail | £7.99 | Hardback and eBook| #DogPoems

‘I am his Highness’s dog at Kew;/ Pray tell me, Sir, whose dog are you?’ – Alexander Pope

Since prehistory, dogs have served as man’s best friend, giving us loyalty, assistance and boundless inspiration. Dogs offer comfort and amusement to their owners; they provide solace when we’re sad, entertaining antics when we’re bored and affection every day. To poets in particular, these beloved creatures are the most bountiful muses, as they bark, yip, hunt, fetch, growl and slumber, reflecting back at us our most heartfelt tenderness and often rewarding us with unconditional love we scarcely deserve.

Dog Poems offers a litter of verses in celebration of our most faithful companions by some of the greatest poets of all time. Including poems from Lord Byron, Pablo Neruda, Rudyard Kipling, Emily Dickinson, Mary Oliver, Thomas Hardy, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Elizabeth Bishop, Alexander Pope and Ogden Nash, there will be something for every taste – so long as you love dogs.

To Flush, My Dog Loving friend, the gift of one, Who, her own true faith, hath run, Through thy lower nature; Be my benediction said With my hand upon thy head, Gentle fellow-creature … – Elizabeth Barrett Browning


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