The Hundefraulein Papers


By Kathy Mac  

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Hunde/fräulein: Dog/nanny. For five and a half years (1995-2001) Kathy Mac lived in Sambro Head, NS, looking after anywhere from four to twelve English Setters. The post entailed maintaining the ocean-side doghouse and looking after the many, varied houseguests of the hundemutter – ocean activist Elisabeth Mann Borgese, youngest daughter of Thomas Mann. These poems take their tone from the days and dogs that inspired them – by turns extravagant, intense, celebratory, wistful.

Roseway Publishing
  • Poetry
  • ISBN: 9781552663004
  • May 2009
  • 104 Pages
  • For sale worldwide

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  • Kathy Mac

    Saint Thomas University

    Kathy Mac teaches at Saint Thomas University and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award in 2002 for Nail Builders Plan for Strength and Growth. When Kathy Mac, ronin romantic and Hundefräulein Emeritus, is spotted striding across the barrens around Sambro Head, Nova Scotia, she is generally trying to keep a variable number of dogs in sight while musing on the twisted paths that led a confirmed cat afficionado into such constant caninity.

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