d. n. simmers is Whitman-manic about lyricizing the everyday life of everyone and is Beat-beatific about finding and making accessible the light within each soul, each creature, each atom of the Creation, and also joyous or desperate events—despite the gloom of history or the pall of news. He is as earthy as is birth and as profound as is Ecclesiastes. He knows that the only entree to the state of Nirvana is via the state of Nature. ~ George Elliott Clarke, 7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2016-17) ________________________________________________
Like dragonflies "who grab things to eat while on the fly," these poems zip around, channelling many locales and voices. But in the end they are through and through d.n. simmers: thoughtful, direct, and wide-ranging. Enjoy the ride! ~ Rob Taylor, Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (Finalist), 2017
Traveling Detours and U-Turns is d. n. simmers 4th book of poetry. His previous boos are "The Red School Bus"; "Food Truck Elements of Shadowed Lights"; "Walking Across the Day"; All available through Silver Bow Publishing or Amazon.