Book Cover of "Planet of the Blind" by Steve Kuusisto

Dog Book

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The dog who loves you doesn’t ask you to be stupendous. You’re okay in dog book. You’re okay because really, in the last analysis, you’re companionable. Even if you don’t talk much. Even if you’re having a bad day. Your dog knows you like the phases of the moon. Yes, you’re okay in dog book. [...]

Gold Mask and Bare Foot

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For reasons that are hard to fathom many of my friends are suddenly quite ill. Texts and emails popped into my phone while I was traveling last week. It’s not proper to name names. But dear friends, lovely people, just and clear people in my circle are suffering in far flung parts of the country. [...]

Book Cover of "Planet of the Blind" by Steve Kuusisto

Dog Dreams While Sleeping Beside the Grand Canal

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When you live long enough with a dog, and a smart one at that, your dreams are less panicked and more lyrical.   After Milan Corky, Connie and I went to Venice. By day, in our waking lives we floated in a gondola and heard caged birds call from windows. I heard a cuckoo singing [...]

Steve with Jacket over his head

Disability vs. the Wide World

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  I remember those Scandinavian houses with the tall white tile ovens—they stood in the corners of rooms like spies. Adults of course think these things give a home character. This is the difference. Old people give away thoughts that are neither hunger or thirst. Some days the horror of adult life is enough to [...]


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Steve Kuusisto's Books on

Letters to Borges

Planet of the Blind

Only Bread, Only Light

Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening

The Poet's Notebook

Do Not Interrupt: A Playful Take on the Art of Conversation