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banner photographs “At Cape May Point State Park” by Jacqueline Duca

© 2017 David Crews. All rights reserved.

High Peaks


poems by David Crews

Ra Press (2015)

Price: $12.00  |  pp.46

ISBN: 978-1-312-84341-7


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Read review of High Peaks by Dr. James J. Donahue in Blueline


Read review of High Peaks, “Poetic mountain reflections” by Justin Levine in Adirondack Daily Enterprise











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DAVID CREWS is author of the poetry collections High Peaks (Ra Press, 2015) and Circadian Rhythm (Paulinskill Poetry Project, 2014). High Peaks catalogs his hiking of the “46ers” in New York’s Adirondack State Park. His poems have appeared in The Greensboro Review, The Southeast Review, Tar River Poetry, The Carolina Quarterly, Berkeley Poetry Review, Arc Poetry Magazine, and others. Essays can be found in Adanna Literary Journal and SPECTRUM

        Crews holds an MFA in Poetry, serves as both director of the Betty June Silconas Poetry Center at Sussex County College as well as editor for The Stillwater Review, and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is also the writer’s workshop leader for Moving Words, a project supported by Arts By the People that makes possible international collaboration among artists of prose, poetry, voice acting, and animation. He teaches and lives in northwest New Jersey.

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Praise for High Peaks


“More than accessing, David Crews has put his boots and his mind on the ground as, mountain by distant mountain, he climbed and then descended all 46 of the region’s highest. ‘Why / don’t you take pictures,’ people ask in one poem. Because a picture leaves everything but getting there out. Because, before the breathless view at the top, which can be glorious, there is the long, breathy effort of getting there.”


  - Roger Mitchell, author of Lemon Peeled the Moment Before: New and Selected



“Study and mystery guide the lover in these poems, enriching both the journalism and the literature of the Adirondacks, one of the best kept, equally care-worn, secrets of the Eastern half of the nation’s natural history. Crews’ sharp tempos match the walking-rhythms and dissonances of his climbs, spliced against lyric microseconds of surprise, and faith in the visual. His is a country of scars, of winds strong enough to erase a [rock]face and the memory of it.”


  - Judith Vollmer, author of The Water Books



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New poems forthcoming / recent in…  Adanna Literary Journal, Atticus Review, Bird’s Thumb, Canary, Edison Literary Review, FlightpathLime Hawk Journal, Stoneboat Literary Journal , The Curlew, Tiferet, Voices From Here


New lyric essay “Presence, Birding, Hiking in the Woods” in Platform Review


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