The Trickster: forthcoming book of poems for very clever children & silly adults by Daniel Klawitter

I am happy to offer a sneak peak of the cover for my forthcoming book: The Trickster: Poems for Very Clever Children & Silly Adults. It will be published by White Bird Publications out of Austin, TX in late May/early June and contains full-color illustrations by Robyn Crowell. The poems are appropriate for children age 9 to 109. I will post a link for ordering information once it is released. perf6.000x9.000.indd


Writing The Vision

The journal, Sacramental Life, has a circulation of about 500 subscribers…including several seminary libraries. Alas, they don’t have an online presence. So here is a new poem of mine that appears in their latest issue, slightly revised by me since I first submitted it:

Writing the Vision


And the Lord answered me, and said, ‘Write the vision,

and make it plain upon tablets, that he may run that readeth it.’

—Habakkuk 2:2


Here in the rot & wreck—

In the besotted & messy elegance

Of my chosen art, I strive & crawl

Through broken psalms

Of lament & praise toward

What? Irrelevance? Only time will tell

If desire is equal to intelligence.

And even if it isn’t, at least I have dwelled

In the temple of the most highs.

I have seen them ascend

Like Perseus on Pegasus:

These poets with their mysteries—

Their uncanny focus & eloquence.

They help us to see beyond the charms

Of sight. And by their liturgies

They sing us home to where memory

Is infused with such reflected light

The darkness is quite undone:

Stunned, illuminated & incredulous.


Quiet Insurrections wins Royal Dragonfly Award!

The judges of the 2018 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in all genres of literature, named my latest book, Quiet Insurrections, an Honorable Mention winner in the poetry category.

“Winning any place in the Royal Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score is required before a 1st or 2nd place or Honorable Mention will be awarded to the entrant – even if it is the sole entry in a category,” explains Linda Radke, president of Five Star Publications, the sponsor of the Dragonfly Book Awards. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.”


Quiet Insurrections Reviewed by Poetica~Place

(A Poetica~Place book review by Christina) It was a quiet, overcast afternoon when I was pleasantly surprised with a copy of Quiet Insurrections by one of Colorado’s more talented poets: Daniel Klawitter. I am familiar with some of his earlier work (namely, Plato Poetica) and find Quiet Insurrections to be highly engaging, which every introspective […]

via Quiet Insurrections by Daniel Klawitter — Poetica~Place