In his return to poetry, David Di Paolo brilliantly examines the socially-charged topics of our times through a collection of poems, a short story, and music. Animal Spirits navigates through our sometimes volatile and divided existence through the symbolism and wisdom of the animals around us, allowing us to gain insight from their life lessons. With lovely artwork from Dace Kidd, Animal Spirits captures the essence of our humanity, and what the totems from our history can teach us about ourselves.
About the Author
A physician, writer, and photographer, David Di Paolo is the author of the Magical Realism novel, The Artemis Connection, and a collection of photographs and poetry, By April’s Kiss. He developed a video franchise entitled Fitness over Forty airing on the television evening news, contributed fitness articles to the Tyler Morning Telegraph, and authored a wellness blog for BSCENE.com. He is fascinated by folklore and Native American mythology.
About the Artist
Dace Kidd is a visual artist primarily working in the media of oil and acrylic on canvas. She was born in Riga, Latvia and currently resides in Tyler, Texas. She has shown her work throughout Europe, from Venice to Berlin to Amsterdam. Recent projects have included several large-scale murals in Dallas, as well as in East Texas. Dace has designed cover art and created illustrations for many books.