Andrea Hollander Budy
“JP Dancing Bear writes new myths for our times through a cornucopia of characters, from Prospero as a TV weatherman to Jesuses of the street. Inner Cities of Gulls contains powerfully moving poems that are restlessly inventive and always life affirming. They celebrate both the natural world and the trance of traffic, displaying his trademark range.”
JP Dancing Bear is the author of Conflicted Light (Salmon Poetry, 2008), Gacela of Narcissus City (Main Street Rag, 2006), Billy Last Crow (Turning Point, 2004) and What Language (Slipstream, 2002), winner of the 2001 Slipstream Prize. His poems have been published in New Orleans Review, National Poetry Review, Knockout, Bateau, diode, DIAGRAM, Verse Daily and many others. His work has been ten times nominated for a Pushcart Prize and once for a Forward Prize. He is currently working on translations of the works of the Nicaraguan poet Blanca Castellon and the Mexican poet Oscar Wong. He is the editor of the American Poetry Journal and Dream Horse Press and the host of “Out of Our Minds”, a weekly poetry program on the public radio station KKUP.