Blues poet and performer Tony Moffeit, winner of the prestigious Jack Kerouac Award and author of Poetry is Dangerous, the Poet is an Outlaw (Floating Island Press, 1995) recently read and reviewed Deepening the Map and has some very beautiful words about it. Tony was a big inspiration to me during my seminal years of writing, reading, performing and hosting open mic poetry readings at cafe’s and book shops in the 90’s and early part of the new millennia.
“David Anthony Martin is a voice of the spirit, a voice of the land. He has the rare quality of deepening the life experience through his poems. His poems are earth songs. His poems are Zen anecdotes. His poems are transcendent pictures. One is moved by the power of his language. Martin captures the silence behind language, the secrets behind the profound, the mystery behind nature. He combines a nature mysticism with a marvelous storytelling. To read his poems is to take a rare journey into the heart of America. His poems are the transmission of life experiences into journeys that you take with him. The journeys that are mesmerizing and magnificent.”
~ Tony Moffeit, winner of the prestigious Jack Kerouac Award and the Thomas Hornsby Ferril Poetry Prize, author of Pueblo Blues (Cherry Valley), Luminous Animal (Cherry Valley), Neon Peppers (Cherry Valley), Poetry is Dangerous, the Poet is an Outlaw (Floating Island Press, 1995) and Tony Moffeit: Greatest Hits (Pudding House,2004).