My Dreaming Waking Life

My Dreaming Waking Life

Six Poets Sixty-six Poems

Book - 2009
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"An injured deer enters a commuter's car at rush hour. A white man kisses a black woman in an office in 1958 when everyone else is out to lunch. A man falls five stories, headfirst, down an elevator shaft and survives. To be surprised by more moments that illustrate imperiled nature, probe social issues, or evoke pure wonder, read My Dreaming Waking Life, a collection of finely crafted poems by six poets whose distinctive voices invite us to think more deeply about what matters."
-Lucille Lang Day: poet; founder of Scarlet Tanager Books; author of God and the Jellyfish; Director of the Hall of Health in Berkeley

"What all these poets have in common is an urgency to write, a drive towards an honesty that can best be realized by creating. That said, the poets also have unique voices for expressing that honesty and revealing what is most important to them."
-Stewart Florsheim: San Francisco Bay Area poet; winner of the Blue Light Book Award for The Short Fall From Grace(Blue Light Press, 2006)

" My Dreaming Waking Life offers sixty-six fine-tuned, time-honed poems filled with perceptive imagery and wisdom."
-James LeCuyer: Pacifica poet; Board of Directors of Poetry Flash; author of A Brick for Offissa Pup

"Even in the Bay Area where there are so many gifted and dedicated poets, it is still rare to find a selection as diverse as this ... Just wonderful "
-Mary Rudge: Poet in Residence, Artists Embassy International; author of Water Planet.

Publisher: Indianapolis : Dog Ear Publishing, 2009
ISBN: 9781598589658
Characteristics: 90 p. ; 23 cm


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