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A priceless collection, rich with images of nature and how our senses respond to nature. I read and heard a wise and friendly voice lead me into my own sense of wonder. These poems are magical in their incantation, as poetry should be.    

     – Rudolfo  Anaya, author of Bless Me, Ultima


Dameron has a talent for the memorable line, the brilliant image. Another poet might be content merely to display these gifts, but Dameron uses them as diamond-hard cutting tools, and his willingness to excavate beneath his own virtuoso surfaces marks him as an artist of real conviction. 

     – Stephen Harrigan, author of The Gates of the Alamo


Dameron’s poetry is original, dark, lustrous, truthful, and compelling. His language is straight and unapologetic. He has a way of making the reader of his poetry feel moved and challenged – and entertained. 

     – John Garmon, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review

These poems provide us with a sense that not only is life sometimes magical, but that sometimes we are magicians.                  – Small Press Review

Publisher: Wings Press, 2000

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