Biography of Robert Dana
Robert Dana (June 2, 1929 – February 6, 2010) was an award-winning American poet, who taught writing and English literature at Cornell College and many other schools, revived The North American Review and served as its editor during the years 1964–1968, and was the poet laureate for the State of Iowa from 2004 to 2008.
Robert Dana Poems
Early evening. The trees turning black and blacker. The snow turning blue.
The Other Side of the River
Half-Irish, half-Italian. A Gemini. Two operas. One for each head.
Blessed is the beach, survivor of tides. And blessed the litter of crown conchs and pen shells, the dead blue crab in all its electric raiment.
My cat ate a wren this morning, one of a pair. He seemed just to take it from the air. Now her mate is cleaning out their nest,
The trees turning black and blacker.
The snow turning blue.
Winter clamped and hard.
Only the fire consoles me.
And the eyes and mouth and h