Category Archives: Reflections In Gathered Rain

The Poetry of Gathered Rain – A Brief Analysis

Robert Bly, who’s work I deeply appreciate and enjoy, has been heard to remark with scathing criticism upon the tendency he’s seen in much modern poetry to list, catalog, and otherwise dryly describe the mere things of the world, rather … Continue reading

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What Gathered Rain Offers

Recently, I sent a copy of my 2nd Edition of Gathered Rain to my grandmother, who is also a writer and poet.  I was immeasurably moved by the comments she shared with me, which I’ve quoted below.  Many of the … Continue reading

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The Dirt Road Between Worlds

It’s a miracle, I feel, that humble roads can lead one to places of personal wonder and discovery. Such treasures seem to thrive where, and when, they’re least expected. Gathered Rain, by Kevin Trammel The Second Edition of Gathered Rain … Continue reading

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New Book Excerpt: Egrets in a Torrey Pine

It’s somewhat of a challenge to pick out one poem among the many contained in a book like Gathered Rain.  The reason is that the book is a single tapestry of interconnected strands.  It’s woven with currents of the seasons … Continue reading

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Gathered Rain: Second Edition Available Now

I’d like to introduce the release of my Second Edition of Gathered Rain, a work of poetry and art which follows the cycle of the seasons through its manifestations in the natural world.  Because I have already published a First … Continue reading

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Text of a Talk about Gathered Rain

I was invited to attend a local “author’s forum” at our public library last Saturday. There were seven authors gathered to speak, in total. It was a fascinating forum. All were local writers, and each had diverse experiences of depth. … Continue reading

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A Stroll in a Wintry Woods: Back-Story of a Gathered Rain Prose Poem

Many years ago, when I was in college, I took several months off, to take a break, to regather my focus and determination, to get better acquainted with my own motivations and inherent direction.  It feels like another lifetime really, … Continue reading

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The Ox with Unflinching, Clear and Beautiful Eyes

By way of further introducing readers to my book Gathered Rain, recently published, I thought it would be fun to share some of the stories behind a few of the pieces it contains, to perhaps highlight some strands and fragrances … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK, GATHERED RAIN, NURTURES the ROOTS of POETRY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW BOOK, GATHERED RAIN, NURTURES the ROOTS of POETRY Georgetown, California, June 15, 2014 ̶ Join American poet Kevin Trammel, in celebrating the release of his new book of poetry and art, Gathered Rain. Gathered Rain, is … Continue reading

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