Poetry. Finalist for the 2013 Governor General's Award for Poetry. From a master poet, meditative lines running like veins through the dark grace of being alive. Don Domanski's new collection, BITE DOWN LITTLE WHISPER, delves into the interconnectedness of all life with spiritual gravitas and powerful mindfulness. These are poems brimming with mythological and scientific energies, with a multi- dimensionality that opens itself to both complexity and clarity. Domanski shows us seams and fastenings that unite our longings with the earth itself, with the nonhuman vitality that surrounds us. The heart's need for unity and reverence is present in these poems as a whisper we hear in occasional moments of quietude, when it's possible to perceive the workings of a larger existence.