“Storm Camp” poetry in press

My second poetry volume, Storm Camp, is on its way from Sugartown Publishing. Like its predecessor, The Climbers (Pitt Poetry Series, 1978), this collection draws a lot on my experiences as a rock climber and mountaineer–a scenery in which some readers find religious overtones. Library Journal said back then: “The tough-mindedness and technical excellence of these poems demand and deserve discriminating readers,” adding: “Religious poetry of the first intensity can still be written: Allen Tate, Geoffrey Hill, and now John Hart have done it.” Readings so far scheduled: January 23 at Book Passage, Corte Madera, California, 7 PM; March 11 at the Frank Bette Center in Alameda;  March 15 at Berkeley Ironworks; more to come. (Photo: Ed Webster; Design, Margaret Copeland/Terragrafix.)