Poetry. Michael Daley's OF A FEATHER passes Thoreau's moral test. To have written so well of what he has so clearly seen—birds, insects, landscapes—requires a receptivity to what is before him, everyday, animate or inanimate, large or small. Receptivity grounded in patience and love. OF A FEATHER has an off-hand, unhurried and leisurely tone that feels Chinese, even Taoist.
Michael Daley has translated Horace: Eleven Odes (Brooding Heron) and Italy's Lucia Gazzino's Alter Mundus (Pleasure Boat Studio). He is the author of Way Out There: Lyrical Essays (Pleasure Boat Studio), several chapbooks, and three volumes of poetry: The Straits (Empty Bowl, 1990), To Curve (Word, 2008), and Moonlight in the Redemptive Forest (Pleasure Boat Studio, 2010). Michael is a retired English teacher from Mt. Vernon High School in Washington State.
Author City: ANACORTES, WA USA