Dane Cervine is a poet and therapist who lives in Santa Cruz, California along the Monterey Bay coast. Explore this website for sample poems, published books, anthology selections, and more.
Contact Dane at DaneCervine@cruzio.com .
Visit his therapy web-site at: www.DaneCervine.typepad.com/therapy
HOW THERAPISTS DANCE is the title of Dane's latest book from Plain View Press (2013). You can order from Amazon at How Therapists Dance or inquire of the publisher at: HOW THERAPISTS DANCE from Plain View Press for larger orders.
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 Magazine, the Atlanta Review, CATAMARAN Literary Reader, Sycamore Review, among others--with over 200 of his poems published in a variety of journals, magazines and anthologies. His poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize; won a National Writers Union Award; twice been a finalist for and then winning the Atlanta Review's International Poetry Contest; as well as taking Second Place in CAESURA's Poetry Contest, and the Morton Marcus Poetry Contest.
The poet Jane Hirshfield comments that Dane's poems are clear-struck bells.
Dane's book The Jeweled Net of Indra was released in 2007 by Plain View Press, and can be purchased at Amazon: Jeweled Net of Indra @ Amazon , or inquire of the publisher for larger orders at: Plain View Press link to Jeweled Net of Indra
Dane's first book, published through Xlibris Press, is entitled What A Father Dreams: Poems of Family, Love, & Aging can be purchased through Amazon.com, from the publisher at: WHAT A FATHER DREAMS or from the author at DaneCervine@cruzio.com