The Accidental Navigator

The Accidental Navigator

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Reading through this monumental collection of Henry Denander's poems I realize that he has taken his place in my pantheon of favorite contemporary American poets, alongside such as Charles Bukowski, Ron Koertge, Edward Field, and Billy Collins . . . and, astonishingly, he isn't even American-he's Swedish. But he has somehow mastered our conversational idiom, our easy humor, and our perennial subjects: childhood, children, friends, a second home (Greece), reading, eating, drinking, jazz, the simple pleasures, the inevitable battles with illness and aging. No one speaks in a more relaxed style. He isn't "just" a poet either: he's a prized illustrator and watercolorist, an accomplished prose storyteller, a perceptive collector and publisher. I'm sure there are many more to come, but these alone would constitute a life's achievement. These are quite simply great poems. Additionally, he has been, from the start, a loyal friend . . . and I have never even met him. Gerald Locklin Modest Aspirations
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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • English
  • 1929878885
  • 9781929878888
  • 3,041,359

About Henry Denander

HENRY DENANDER was born in 1952 and lives in Stockholm, Sweden and on Hydra Island in Greece. For over 25 years he has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry. He is also the editor of Kamini Press. Henry Denander's books are I know What She Will Say (Bottle of Smoke Press, 2003), Weeks Like This (Bottle of Smoke Press, 2005), Bring Down The Sun (ArtBureau, 2005), The Poetry of Mr. Blue (Bottle of Smoke Press, 2007), The Loulaki Bar (Miskwabik Press, 2009). His first poem was published in 1999 and now he's had over two hundred poems and many illustrations published in small press magazines and on the web. He's been published mainly in America but also in places like Belgium, New Zealand, Australia, India and the UK. He has a website with poetry and art at
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