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I Remember: Hachiko Speaks

"Using a wide variety of verse forms, Lesléa Newman has Hachiko tell one of the most moving tales of canine devotion. The poems are informed by a tenderness that will appeal to readers of all ages. They linger in memory--an imaginative tribute to a remarkable true story."

Baron Wormser, Poet Laureate of Maine 2000-2005, author of Scattered Chapters, New & Selected Poems

"What an accomplishment I Remember: Hachiko Speaks is! Lesléa Newman uses various poetic forms to portray the depth of Hachiko's nobility. She does so with such exemplary technique that this gathering of poetry easily doubles as a volume on poetic style. By elaborating on the beauty of Hachiko's life, and in celebrating that life, Lesléa Newman has made the loyalty Hachiko exhibited even more beautiful."

Wally Swist, author of Huang Po and the Dimensions of Love

"Hachiko, a dog tied inextricably to the pulse and heart of his owner, waited for a miracle for a decade. In these deftly crafted stanzas, Lesléa Newman resurrects the devoted Akita and reintroduces us to a voice that redefines faith."

Patricia Smith, author of Blood Dazzler, National Book Award Finalist, 2008

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