Inside A Toddler's Brain: "Epiphanette"

Jun 11, 2013

Dennis Caswell
Poet Dennis Caswell.
Credit Jack Straw Productions/Sherwin Eng

In "Epiphanette," Woodinville poet Dennis Caswell speculates on what happens to the "carefree cognitive tumbleweed" of his baby daughter's mind when it "is struck by the SUV of enlightenment" in the form of a little epiphany.

Already she baby-knows:
A dance you learn; the dancer you're stuck to.
                                          from "Epiphanette"

Caswell was recorded as part of the Jack Straw Writers Program, and "Epiphanette" appears in the 2013 Jack Straw Writers Anthology.

Caswell is also the author of a full-length poetry collection, "Phlogiston," published by Floating Bridge Press in 2012. (You can read the book's title poem at The Monarch Review.)  He works as a software engineer in the aviation industry.

KUOW thanks Jack Straw Productions for recording Caswell's reading on May 10, 2013.