- Dana, Robert
Starting Out for the Difficult World
Harper & and Row, New York, 1987, Cloth, , First Edition, ISBN 0060550945 , Fine /Near Fine
95 pp. A small black mark on the front of the dj, visible in the photo. Dana is the author of In a Fugitive Season; The Power of the Visible; Some Versions of Silence; Against the Grain: Interviews with Maverick American Publishers; Blood Harvest; What the Stones Know; Journeys from the Skin; The Dark Flags of Waking; My Glass Brother and Other Poems. 'Great art, someone said, / rides on the backs of the poor. / Perhaps that's so. But this / is not Long Island. No packed / white waves leap yelping on the shore. / Here, the nights are cold and starry. / Three solitary clouds pig along / the near horizon. And you could / mistake this autumn for Keats's / or your own, or the / autumn of someone you once new.'--from ''Starting Out for the Difficult World.''
from “Ark & Covenant”
Chip, chirr, blabber, whistle, hingey squeek of spring birds. We all know what that means.Robert Dana [1929– ]