"A book whose heights, swoops, visions, and versatile multiplicities of flight-path
are worthy of the trickster-bird celebrated in its pages." Jane Hirshfield
"An accessible and riveting collection." Los Angeles Review
A Bird Black As the Sun:
California Poets on Crows & Ravens
Edited by Enid Osborn and Cynthia Anderson
In this diverse anthology, over 80 of the Golden State's finest poets hold forth
on the theme of crows and ravens - offering passionate, vivid, sometimes humorous,
and ever-surprising views of these common yet mysterious birds, called
"black as the sun" by Gary Snyder.
Contributors include two Poet Laureates of the United States and other iconic poets
such as Christopher Buckley, William Everson (Brother Antoninus), Lawrence
Ferlinghetti, and Ann Stanford.
Other outstanding contributors include: Sylvia Alcon, Ron Alexander, Maureen Alsop, Len Anderson, Cathryn Andresen, Jennifer Arin, Rochelle Arellano, Lisl Auf der Heide, Bettina T. Barrett, Abigail Brandt, M. L. Brown, John F. Buckley and Martin Ott, Jeanette Clough, Constance Crawford, Patrick Daly, Carol V. Davis, Frances Pettey Davis, ellen, Roe Estep, Robert W. Evans, Joan Fallert, Paul Fericano, Molly Fisk, Mary Fitzpatrick, Dan Gerber, W. K. Gourley, Lara Gularte, Kevin Hearle, Katie Goodridge Ingram, Sheila Golburgh Johnson, Greg Karpain, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, Kit Kennedy, Lois Klein, Steve Kowit, Danusha Lameris, Noreen Lawlor, Andre Levi, Ellaraine Lockie, Perie Longo, Paula C. Lowe, Friday Lubina, Glenna Luschei, Maia, devorah major, Diane Kirsten Martin, Julianna McCarthy, Kathleen McClung, Deborah A. Miranda, Charlotte Muse, Carol Muske-Dukes, Jim Natal, Ruth Nolan, David Oliveira, Melinda Palacio, Robert Peake, Connie Post, Peg Quinn, R. S. Read, Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, Halie Rosenberg, Mary Rudge, Mary Kay Rummel, June Sylvester Saraceno, Edwin Shaw, Kim Shuck, Dian Sousa, Barry Spacks, David Starkey, Joseph Stroud, Patrice Vecchione, Doris Vernon, Patricia Wellingham-Jones, Jackson Wheeler, Charan Sue Wollard, and Cecilia Woloch.
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