With a broken-down oven, in a hotel kitchen, on an uninhabited island
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Dan Gerber lives with his wife, Debbie, and their menagerie, both domestic and wild, in the mountains of California’s Central Coast. His tenth collection of poetry, The End of Michelangelo, will be published in the fall.
Mouse angels I have called them, / terrifying and warm and mythical, / seeming almost terrified themselves, / skittering after the echoes of / their own voices homing in / on the smaller creatures of the night
Finally it occurred to me that the landscapes looked unfamiliar because in 1920 there were no trees. The forested hillsides and lake shores I’d believed to be ancient sanctuaries of wild beauty had been stripped bare only twenty years before my birth.