Dancing Mockingbird, a book of sixty poems, will be published by Kelsay Books in early 2022.
The poems are meditations on the features and creatures of the natural world—the escarpments of Mohonk Mountain in the Shawangunks of New York State, for instance, or the way mockingbirds hop while singing—and the deep feelings and insights they evoke. They are grouped into sections, for meditations on mountains (The Rail of Silence); animals (A Vast Nest); sidereal events, the moon, the Perseids, and so on (Extra Terra); trees, weather, sand, and so on (Elementals); and bodies of water (Speak the Lake). Between the sections, two-poem interludes follow the arc of human relationship from gestation to maturity to separation, with “natural” imagery.
Eight of the poems have been published in various journals. You can read some of them here.