Dane Cervine is a poet and therapist who lives in Santa Cruz, California along the Monterey Bay coast. His website is designed to provide glimpses into his work, postings of recent publications, and links to related poetry activity. Contact Dane at DaneCervine@cruzio.com .
HOW THERAPISTS DANCE is the title of Dane's new book from Plain View Press (2013). You can order from the publisher at: HOW THERAPISTS DANCE from Plain View Press
Adrienne Rich chose Dane's poem The Jeweled Net Of Indra as the winner of a 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.
For a video of the author reading this poem, follow this You Tube link: Dane Reading JEWELED NET
Tony Hoagland chose Dane's poem Accordions & Shotguns as a finalist for the 2005 Wabash Prize for Poetry. Commenting on Dane's poem, Tony says: The sheer volume of information in this poem is impressive--which is to say that all that story is fluently delivered to the reader--but it is really the passion and precision of the final stanza that earns my full attention.
Dane's work has appeared in The Hudson Review, The Sun, and the Atlanta Review, with over 200 of his poems published in a wide variety of journals, magazines and anthologies. His poems have twice been finalists for the Atlanta Review's International Poetry Contest, as well as taking Second Place in CAESURA's Poetry Contest.
The poet Jane Hirshfield comments that Dane's work in Moving The Dark God's Hand, especially his short poems, are clear-struck bells.
The poet Gary Young comments: Thanks for NEWS FROM A BURNING MAN. The prose poem form seems to agree with you. This is a very strong collection.
Dane's book The Jeweled Net of Indra was released in 2007 by Plain View Press, and can be purchased at: Plain View Press link to Jeweled Net of Indra
In addition, Dane publishes a new chapbook every year, including these recent titles: The Way God Laughs, Fist - Palm - Hand,The Last Days, News From A Burning Man, Moving The Dark God's Hand, Speaking In Tongues, and Blue In The Face.