River / Muse by Cass Collins
Come immerse yourself in the Delaware River. Cass Collins' eye lets you peer into breath-taking views of this National Scenic River. Bask in summer's blue on Eagle Rock, dip in fall's reflected splendor, or take a snowy walk across the Narrowsburg Bridge. Collins poems usher you safely from flood waters on to the shores of Dunowen.
CASS COLLINS was born near the confluence of three rivers-the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio. She has spent most of her life on an island situated between the East River and the Hudson. Childhood summers found her by the banks of the Indian River in Ontario, Canada. Now, she writes the award-winning column, The River Muse, for the River Reporter newspaper in Narrowsburg, New York, where she shares a home with her husband Jim Stratton, on the Delaware River.
“Rivers are a creative touchstone for me,” says Collins. “They have such infinite possibility, so many nuances, shades, energies and potential.” Her photograph, “Gypsy Boy” was awarded third place in the 2008 Peter Roidl Memorial Photography Competition. Cass is a member of the Upper Delaware Writers Collective.