The title poem of this book records a sojourn to a bridgeless small island off the Florida Panhandle. Reachable only by boat, Dog Island provides a quiet respite where Miami poet-artist Laurence Donovan contemplates the sea, sand, and sky and transforms them into words and etchings.
Donald Justice, in his foreword, calls Donovan "doubly gifted" in both his poetry and his art. This volume presents both, the latter in his etchings. He was also known for his linocuts, represented by the small scorpion at the end of the book.