Dane Cervine

Poet

153 Alta Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: 
(831) 706-8866

Author's Bio

Dane Cervine’s recent books include Earth Is a Fickle Dancer (Main Street Rag), and The Gateless Gate – Polishing the Moon Sword, from Saddle Road Press in Hawaii, a cross-genre work of Zen koan & prose poems. Previous poetry books include Kung Fu of the Dark Father, How Therapists Dance, The Jeweled Net of Indra, and What a Father Dreams. Dane’s poems have won awards from Adrienne Rich, Tony Hoagland, the Atlanta Review, Caesura, and been nominated for a Pushcart. His work appears in The SUN, the Hudson Review, TriQuarterly, Poetry Flash, Catamaran, Miramar, Rattle, Sycamore Review, Pedestal Magazine, among others. Visit his website at:    https://danecervine.typepad.com/

 

Dane lives in Santa Cruz, California—where he works as a therapist, and is the emeritus Chief of Children’s Mental Health for the county. His work integrates the arts of therapy and writing with a long-standing meditation practice.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Fire & Rain: Eco-Poetics of California (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2019)
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Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (University of Georgia Press, 2018)
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Veils, Halo & Shackles: International Poetry on the Abuse & Oppression of Women (Kasva Press, 2017)
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The Border Crossed Us: An Anthology to End Apartheid (Vagabond Press, 2015)
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Changing Harm to Harmony: Bullies & Bystanders (Marin Poetry Center Press, 2014)
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Drawn To Marvel: Poems From the Comic Books (Minor Arcana Press, 2014)
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Facing The Change: Global Warming (Torrey House Press, 2013)
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When Last on the Mountain: The View From Writers Over 50 (Holy Cow Press, 2010)
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Big Land, Big Sky, Big Hair: Best of the Texas Poetry Calendar (Dos Gatos Press, 2008)
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Imagine Peace (Bottom Dog Press, 2008)
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Second Atheist Poetry Anthology (Incarnate Muse Press, 2008)
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Sacred Fire (Adams Media, 2006)
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Out of Line: Imaginative Writings on Peace & Social Justice (Garden House Press, 2005)
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The Anthology of Monterey Bay Poets (Chatoyant, 2004)
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The Pagan's Muse (Citadel Press, 2003)
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To Love One Another (Grayson Books, 2002)
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Working Hard For The Money (Bottom Dog Press, 2002)
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Poets and Writers of the Monterey Bay (Quarry West/University of California Santa Cruz, 1999)
Books:
Earth Is a Fickle Dancer (Main Street Rag, 2019)
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The Gateless Gate - Polishing the Moon Sword (Saddle Road Press, 2018)
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Kung Fu of the Dark Father (Plain View Press (Austin, TX), 2016)
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How Therapists Dance (Plain View Press, Austin, TX, 2013)
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The Jeweled Net of Indra (Plain View Press (Austin, TX), 2007)
Journals:
Ambush Review
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Amoskeag
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Art Times
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Atlanta Review
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Awakenings Review
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Bathyspheric Review
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Birmingham Poetry Review
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Black Buzzard Review
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Broken Bridge
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Buckle &
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Caesura
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California Quarterly
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Chest
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China Grove
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Cider Press Review
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Clare Literary Journal
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Clark Street Review
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Clockhouse
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Conte
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Convergence
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Eclipse
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Freshwater
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Friends Journal
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Gnarled Oak
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Hammers
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Hudson Review
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Illya's Honey
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In the Grove
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Inquiring Mind
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Jeopardy
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Lucid Stone
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Midwest Poetry Review
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MiPOesias
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Mochila Review
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Monterey Poetry Review
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Nebo
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New Laurel Review
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Old Red Kimono
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Oregon East
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Paper Street
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Perfume River Poetry Review
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Poem
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Poetry Flash
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Poets & Artists
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Porcupine
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Porter Gulch Review
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Potpourri
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Red River Review
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Rockhurst Review
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Roux
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Ruminate
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San Diego Poetry Annual
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Sport Literate
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Studio One
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Tertulia Magazine
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The Eloquent Atheist
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The Iconoclast
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The Kerf
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Tule Review
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Urban Spaghetti
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Verve
Prizes won: 

National Writers Union Award, judged by Adrienne Rich. Honorable Mention for first Wabash Poetry Prize judged by Tony Hoagland. First place award, and twice a finalist for, the Atlanta Review International Poetry prize. Second place award for the Caesura Poetry Prize. Porter Gulch Review Poet of the Year Award.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
European American
Prefers to work with: 
Any, At Risk Youth
Born in: 
Pasadena
Raised in: 
Atwater, CA
California
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Last update: May 21, 2019