Sailing to Dalmatia
- PoemsDon Gralen
- Don Gralen was born in Oak Park, Illinois, took business and law degrees from Loyola University in Chicago, served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army and practiced law for many years. He is a bibliophile and poet whose poems have been published in a number of reviews and journals, including several annual editions of the Journal of the Osher Institute for Learning in Retirement at Northwestern University where he served as poetry editor for two years. In 2001 he published a collection of his poems entitled Black Granite and Gold Leaf.
- “Sailing to Dalmatia is a welcome collection, mature and unflinching. Gralen’s perception of the world is at times full of outrage, at times tender, but always delivered straight to our collective consciousness. Here is a speaker who recalls William Stafford’s in "Traveling Through the Dark," who thought hard for us all, before he pushed the pregnant doe over the edge, because to swerve might make more dead. These poems are wise and experiential, moving between future and past with grace. Artful yet deeply interrogative, these poems teach and delight. I have learned much from these pages, from this poet.”— Pam Bernard, Author of Across the Dark, Adjunct Professor, Emerson College, Boston
- 72 pp, PaperbackISBN 978-0-9760896-7-4Price $12.00Publication Date: November 15, 2006