This spectacular collection of poems includes works from 1963 to 2013. They show the remarkable breadth of the poet and the wild imagination he has called upon through these years. The poems are printed, naturally, in this collection. They are poems which sing, however, and the astute reader will hear the music as he or she reads these works.
Widely published and even more widely featured, Dick Bakken has been writing and reading (he calls it “voicing” since he memorizes all his poems) for fifty years. He was raised in eastern Washington and taught in Oregon. For that past thirty years he has lived in Bisbee, Arizona, where he keeps on writing and leading writing workshops. He prefers his poems to be heard than to be read, but he agreed to allow this publisher to put these into an actual book.