Robert W. Nero | Spring Again | Gazelle Books

In this collection of poems, noted naturalist-writer, Robert Nero, offers insightful reflections on a variety of birds, from peregrine falcons, great grey owls and common ravens to pine martins and orioles. We are also offered surprising glimpses of such diverse wildlife as frogs, chipmunks, shrews, ants, dragonflies and spiders. It is nature in all seasons that holds Dr Nero’s attention as he develops intriguing views of ordinary scenes and events. But the poems in this collection also speak of love, passion and introspection, thus revealing a deeper and increasingly personal side of one of Canada’s most respected naturalists. Continue reading

Robert W. Nero | The Mulch Pile & Other Poems | Gazelle Books

This collection brings together a collection of poetry from the of prairie writer/naturalist Robert Nero. This collection is rather like an album of snapshots to leaf through . . . here is Bob walking the dog; here in the garden with Ruth; here pensively watching from his window. Each poem is carefully crafted to reveal the essence of one event and his appreciation of it. There is no sweeping grandeur here; these are personal vignettes. Each poem captures a poet’s impressions with startling clarity. Each thoughtfully chosen word contributes to a quiet eloquence which pervades the entire volume. Continue reading