Feathered Ladder: Selected Poems

Two volumes of poetry have been combined in this special edition il piccolo publication. “Brian Landis is a master storyteller; Dennis Patrick Slattery a master teacher in the art of writing myth. Both are skillful poets who have teamed to produce this refined volume of poetry. Feathered Ladder speaks brilliantly to me.” —From the Foreword […]


Creases in Culture: Essays Toward a Poetics of Depth

This collection of essays, written over a period of years, entertains the shared place of psyche and poetics. Dr. Slattery has explored the manner in which the psyche is poetic and how poetry is deeply psycho-mythical. Influenced in part by the archetypal psychologist James Hillman’s idea of the “poetic basis of mind” that comprises the […]


What is a teacher? Remembering the Soul of Education Through Classic Literature

In education today, we talk about what to teach and how to teach, but rarely do we talk about what a teacher is. As a matter of fact, all of the emphasis on the “what” and the latest “how” seems to have conjured an idea of a “teacher” that is relatively unimportant, one of the […]


Do You Even Want to Hear Me Now? Or Later?

Another View by Dennis Patrick Slattery Held hostage by cellphone users Printed in the San Antonio Express-News, Friday, May 10, 2013 I fly each month for 8 months of the year to California where I teach part time. One of my greatest fears is not one of crashing, or hearing strange engine noises, or even […]


Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: An Interview on KWMR

On 8/28/12, I had the pleasure of speaking with Jane Mickelson and Mimi Calpestri, hosts of Questing on KWMR, broadcasting from Marin, CA, about my latest work Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: Plotting Your Personal Story. Please enjoy the recording of the conversation and I hope it inspires you! LISTEN TO THE MP3 Many blessings, Dennis