Dan Gerber: Poetry Reading & Book Signing


Thursday, November 9th

There was a poetry reading and book signing with noted poet and Santa Ynez Valley resident Daniel Gerber.  He signed copies of his newest collection of poetry, "Particles: New and Selected Poems" (Copper Canyon Press, September 2017), which were for sale at the event, courtesy our friends at The Book Loft. 


A review by Z.G. Tomaszewski in the Michigan Quarterly Review says, "With all the weight of future uncertainties — predictions of ever greater social despair, economic collapse, another world war, concerns for the end of natural resources and therefore the wildernesses that sustain all of us — Dan Gerber’s Particles: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press, September 2017) is a deeply human meditation both timely and timeless. The glory of this new and selected work is that the world is born again each moment as consciousness lights upon it: “[C]onversations / about the worlds of which things are made, // stilled now to become just the things / themselves, the purling and the rings // of water reaching out from our casts…” (“To Jim from the River”). This is the great task at hand and the well-honed craft of Gerber’s poetry: that he approaches the world with a learned acceptance and sustained wonder bridged with an abiding compassion for all its inhabitants."