This book is about bears. Over 150 poets, such as Hayden Carruth, Billy Collins, Mary Crow, Ruth Daigon, Jim Harrison, George Keithley, Galway Kinnell, Maxine Kumin, Ursula LeGuin, Judith Minty, N. Scott Momaday, Mary Oliver, Adrienne Rich, Kay Ryan, Gary Snyder, Susan Terris and others, write about bears as they exist in the wild and in our minds. Bears occupy a "most favored animal" status in the spiritual lives of many people and cultures, from the deep past to the present day. Their myths are rich and varied. The poems are divided into seven categories: nature, dreams, myths, persona, misc., encountered, endangered. The book is full of illustrations. 8 1/2 x 10, perfect bound, full color cover. $1 from the sale of each book will be donated to groups striving to preserve bears and their habitats.