The Jeweled Net of Indra
Adrienne Rich chose Cervine's poem The Jeweled Net of Indra as the winner of the 2005 National Writers Union contest, as well as his poem Holography for Honorable Mention. She comments that "each has a fine sense both of language and the interconnectedness of human lives that for me is at the heart of poetry."
In the great fields of his country--not just the U.S. but the country of the heart, the country of poetry--Dane Cervine sits with and questions what is unfathomable but must be lived anyway. I admire his faith in poetry. I admire his demand that it serve us. His lyrical and image-rich poems help light the way. They shorten the distance between us.
Patrice Vecchione, author of Writing and the Spiritual Life:Finding Your Voice by Looking Within
The Jeweled Net of Indra is itself a jewel, an antidote to the illusion that any of us 'stands alone.' A testimony as to how we are all of us consciousness and inextricably linked. A change in 'one gem' is reflected in all the others. I go for truth, I go for beauty. . . Dane Cervine's Jeweled Net of Indra has them both.
Robert Sward, author of Collected Poems 1957-2004
Poetry should matter, Dane Cervine writes in The Jeweled Net of Indra, a volume which tackles some of the most difficult and urgent subjects of our day: war, poverty, greed, alienation, the threats to our environment. These are poems rooted in commitment, caring, and a vision that comprehends our deep interconnectedness--poems that matter.
Ellen Bass, author of Mules of Love
ISBN: 978-1-891386-76-3. $14.95
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