Ernest Dempsey edits the quarterly journal Recovering the Self (www.recoveringself.com/) published from Michigan. He has published four books including his story book The Blue Fairy and Other Tales of Transcendence (Modern History Press, 2010). His poetry book Two Candles has just been published. He has also worked as a citizen journalist and a freelance proofreader and editor. Dempsey is vegetarian and an animal rights activist. He runs a popular blog Word Matters! at www.ernestdempsey.com/.
"Ernest Dempsey's dear little book on running is full of
surprises. His earnestness about running both delights and
transforms into potent metaphor.... just not the ones you might
expect. This is a sweet and generous heart... one that runs into
darkness and manages to bring back joy."
-- Elizabeth Knight, Writing and Literature Instructor, Portland Community College"Not everyone remembers the joys of running the way that Ernest Dempsey has done in this little book. My favorite poem is 'Racing Heart.' Kudos to Ernest."
-- RD Armstrong, poet, publisher and dog about town