(Updated: June 21, 2018)
Moons, Roads, and Rivers, my first poetry chapbook, was released from Finishing Line Press in December of 2017. Click here to order your copy! Since it’s listed with Ingram, you can also order it from your local bookstore, or Amazon or Barnes & Nobel if you insist. And if you go that route, maybe you’d be kind enough to take the time to give the book a review on one or both of those sites. I’d be so grateful.
You can also find it on Goodreads if you are into that. Want a signed copy of either of my chapbooks (this one or the new Angels & Adultery, selected by Nickole Brown for the Robin Becker Series at Seven Kitchens Press)? Email me at email@example.com
Moons, Roads, and Rivers is a small collection of poems set along highways and side roads from Pennsylvania to Indiana, from backyards and bar stools to graveyards and broken-down cars. The collection begins with an old poem about calling my neighbors in Indiana outside to see the moon, and ends with a poem that reflects back on that original piece.
Excerpts from the Jacket:
With images wrought in highly perceptive verse, David J. Bauman’s poems speak eloquently of what we love, and what prevails over the artificial and transient . . . Such poignant natural details, personal and reflective, “slowly / raise the relics to light,” recalling the land and riverscapes of James Wright. The poems of Moons, Roads, and Rivers embrace and take solace in what blesses our lives, generously offering a luminous, enduring work.
–Jeffrey Alfier, editor of Blue Horse Press and San Pedro River Review
David J. Bauman threads dynamic energy throughout Moons, Roads and Rivers, which leads the reader to palpable angst and longing . . . movement between floating and sinking as you travel the circuitous curves of his journey . . .
–Dawn Leas, author of I Know When to Keep Quiet and Take Something When You Go
David J. Bauman‘s debut chapbook, Moon, Roads, and Rivers, is a celebration of everyday elements that we often take for granted . . . Bauman’s lines and rhythms are precise and fine-tuned . . . At the heart of the book, the poet celebrates humanity, despite our flaws, and acknowledges that we are at our best when we are attuned and respectful to the greater world around us.
–Brian Fanelli, author of Waiting for the Dead to Speak (NYQ Books)
Read the complete blurbs at Finishing Line Press when you Moons, Roads, and Rivers by clicking right here.