I'm a huge fan of former poet laureate Ted Kooser, so I'm beyond proud to report that he chose my poem "Dog Bite," for his American Life in Poetry column. It's up today, with some kind words from Mr. Kooser himself.
For the record, the dog above is Reuben, and he's an absolute sweetheart. He's not the dog in the poem. While Reuben's sometimes guilty of going berserk with love on guests who come to our door, he wouldn't bite a soul.
"Dog Bite" appears in my new collection, This Bed Our Bodies Shaped.