In The Drum that Beats Within Us, Mike Bond shares his deep love for our magnificent western forests, mountains and wild open spaces, and his profound expression of the joys and tragedies of love and of life’s greatest existential questions.
An award-winning poet and critically acclaimed novelist, MIKE BOND has been called the “master of the existential thriller” by the BBC and “one of the 21st century’s most exciting authors” by the Washington Times. His widely loved novels and poetry depict the innate hunger of the human heart for the good, the intense joys of love, and the beauty of the vanishing natural world.
“Passionately felt emotional connections, particularly to Western landscapes and Native American culture… compellingly linking the great cycles of stars with little, common lives… to create a powerful sense of loss… a muscular poignancy.” –Kirkus
“An exploration of self and nature… that asks us to look at our environment through the eyes of animals… and the poetry that has been with us since the dawn of time… comforting, challenging, and thought provoking.” –Bound2Books
“His poetry courses, rhythmic and true through his works. His words serve as an important alarm for readers to wake from their contented slumber of self-absorbed thought and notice the changes around them. Eye-opening and a joy to read, the master of the existential thriller can add another winning title to his accolades.” –BookTrib
“The language is beautiful, heartbreaking, romantic, sad, savvy, and nostalgic all at once. From longer poems to very short, thought provoking poems, the lines of each take the reader to a world the poet has experienced or given much thought to. Truly beautiful.” –Goodreads
“This is such a beautiful book of poetry… the imagery is vibrant, devastating, and haunting… A thoroughly modern 21 century collection that revisits and revises classic themes. Highly recommended.” –NetGalley