Be Your Dog is the episodic account of a stray dog, Xiao Chou, and the author, Matt Turner. Written in a voice that’s earnest and open, Be Your Dog pivots on subtle and freshly layered observations.


On cold days I wake up first. Chou follows me as I go to make coffee.

He waits outside the kitchen, and the morning sun comes in the back window.

It casts a yellow square over his back.


I wonder about the line, for a dog, between pleasure and compulsion.


If you’re not listening.

What are you listening to?

Last night went to Lowlands Bar.

Author: Matt Turner
Booklet, 32 pp, 7 x 5.25 in
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-7375909-2-7
Published: March 16, 2022


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