Dan Gerber, poet and author, will be reading from his latest book of poetry, SAILING THROUGH CASSIOPEIA, on Saturday, November 3 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Horizon Books of Traverse city. Dan Gerber’s mastery of layered imagery and crystalline vision marry European Romanticism with American Zen. These meditative poems engage the natural landscape of California’s oak savannas and memories of childhood, while calling upon an array of literary progenitors—from Robinson Jeffers and Rainer Maria Rilke to the classics of the Chinese canon—exploring what it means to be linguistically alive in an animal world. As ForeWord magazine wrote, “Dan Gerber’s poems are quick, graceful, alert to their surroundings, and rarely wasting a motion.” Dan Gerber is the author of seven collections of poetry, three novels, and book of short stories, and two books of nonfiction. A former race-car driver, he has traveled extensively as a journalist, particularly in Africa. His books have earned a Michigan Author Award and the Mark Twain Award. He lives in Santa Ynez, California. For more information, contact Jill Beauchamp at read@horizonbooks.com.