The book’s anchor composition is a sprawling thirty-four page piece entitled, “Serenade 4 Angels”, a semi-biographical and lyrical reverie of the poet’s own triumphs, tragedies, and relationships with various American mythologies serving as mercurial backdrop.
The message of this little book of poems is humanistic. Mightily, it articulates Man’s heartbreak not as consequence of a trespass committed eons ago but as a quintessential passion inherit in the species; the stuff of heroes and the forge from which legends arise tempered, steadfast, and strong.
Dé Avery La Monte Priest, author of “Salt of the Dancer: Selected Verse” was born, raised, and educated in rural Northeast Ohio. Presently, he lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife, Persephone.
ISBN: 978 -0- 595- 49170-4; Publish Date: July 2008; iUniverse; 6 x 9; 117 Pages