Cover for Dancing Mockingbird, by Steven Dale Davison.

Table of Elements

The Rail of Silence—Mountains
A Vast Nest—Animals
Extra Terra—Visitations
Elementals—Trees and More
Speak the Lake—Bodies of Water

Epilogos—Muse-ic Coda
Interlogos sections—Love Poems

Dancing Mockingbird, a book of sixty poems, was released by Kelsay Books in February 2022.

These lyrical poems offer visions of intimate, and even sometimes transcendental, encounters with the natural world, in the “spoken cadences of an authentic voice,” as the writer John Elder has put it. Embedded between these sections are love poems that reflect the same sensory richness. These poems stand alongside the work of Mary Oliver, Gary Snyder, or the short fiction of Barry Lopez as loving meditations on the human romance between people and place.

Eight of the poems have been published in various journals. You can read some of them here.

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