Author: John Bates
Illustrations: Weavings by Mary Burns
Softcover, 5 x 8 inches, 100 pages, illustrated
Manitowish River Press, 2017
Cold to the Bone offers poems of celebration and of gratitude. These are quiet poems that meet at the intersection of science and spirit. They’re meant to be read when your heart is open. Bates is a naturalist in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, and he infuses his poems with sensory observations and explorations of the spirit. The poems are also beautifully illustrated with images of Jacquard weavings done by his wife, Mary Burns.