Annual Reflections In Depth Perspectives
Spit Toward The Door
tooth fang in grips.
Misfortune gathers in woolen balls
Paint stirs to deep orange and blueberry.
Several women faces covered
Children outside craft tiny canoes
Travel is the cure and making something certain
Inside the women swing their arms
At the foot of the bed a basket of
Open the core of organs and blood
Take the temperature of an
No one is home in citadels
Accept the illusion of yourself
I exact tokens from every turnstile
Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D. has been teaching for 43 years, the last 11 at PacificA Graduate Institute. While the majority of his teaching is done through courses in the Mythological Studies Program, he has also taught in the MA Counseling Psychology and Depth Psychology Programs. He is the author of over 200 articles and book reviews in newspapers, magazines, journals and chapters in books. His own books include: The Idiot: Dostoevsky's Fantastic Prince (Peter Lang, 1984); The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh (SUNY .Press, 2000);four volumes of poetry, Casting the Shadows (Winchester Canyon Press, 2002), Just Below The Waterline (Winchester Canyon Press, 2004, Twisted Sky (Wincester Canyon Press, 2007) The Beauty Between Words (Waterforest Press, 2010); co-edited with Lionel Corbett Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field (Daimon-Verlag, 2001); Psychology at the Threshold (PGI Press, 2002); a memoir, Grace in the Desert: Awakening to the Gifts of Monastic Life (Jossey-Bass, 2004). With Charles Asher a novel, Simon's Crossing (iUniverse, 2010), Harvesting Darkness: Essays on Literature, Myth, Film and Culture (iUniverse, 2006) and Day-to-Day Dante: Exploring Personal Myth Through The Divine Comedy (iUniverse 2011).
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