The Drum That Beats Within Us

Mike Bond ’64. IdNPRO, November 2018. Available on Amazon. Bond has won multiple prizes for his poetry and prose, and now brings the multitude of his diverse life to his new book of poetry. His work dances between reflections on the majesty of wilderness, the joys and sorrows of love, and passionate expressions of life’s greatest existential questions. Prefacing the book is Bond’s insightful essay on why poetry is an essential part of cognitive awareness, “how we find meaning in the incomprehensible, beautiful, tragic and sacred mystery of life.”