"Using myth, politics, nature, and art, J.P. Dancing Bear asks questions that can only be asked through poetry. These accomplished and various poems feature sure-handed lines and vivid images. J.P. Dancing Bear has an ear for 'the inner tones of the world' and an eye that sees 'aspens turning into an imitation of fire' and 'bullfrog stars hunger[ing] for crickets.' Conflicted Light reveals the vitality of contemporary American verse."
J. P. Dancing Bear is the author of Gacela of Narcissus City (Main Street Rag, 2006), Billy Last Crow (Turning Point, 2004) and What Language (Slipstream, 2002). His poems have been published in Shenandoah, Poetry International, New Orleans Review, and many others. He is the editor of the American Poetry Journal and the host of "Out of Our Minds", a weekly poetry program on public radio station KKUP that features many of America's best contemporary poets.