Born With by Michael Daley (Dos Madres Press, paperback)
Publication Date: June 15, 2020
Publisher Marketing: BORN WITH, Michael Daley's fifth collection of poetry, arrives in the era of pandemic, climate change, war, global inequity and impoverishment, and brings with it the scope of raw feeling and deep human connectivity through family histories and planetary calamities, as well as that depth of awe children discover from inhabiting the natural world. These poems, often lyrically-narrative and frequently elegiac, sing of loss, heartache and forbearance through the music of their cascading lines. They are nurtured in the same blood stream our ancestral artists, and we ourselves, were born with.