Specs • Pages 116 • Perfect-bound paperback • Publication date November 2014 • By Dave Landsberger
Suicide by Jaguar is the debut book of poems by comic creator and sales professional Dave Landsberger. Containing both unapologetic love poems and sincere elegies to wild animals, Suicide by Jaguar foregoes irony and other poetic strategies of evasion in order to engage the extremes of human emotion. Landsberger is as unafraid to address the process of gentrification as he is to celebrate the small joys of late capitalism, bending classic forms such as terza rima and heroic couplets into contemporary diction. Published in a unique bilingual format, Suicide by Jaguar also contains Suicido por Jaguar, a Spanish-language version of the book translated by J.V. Portela.