Mike Tuggle has lived in Cazadero in western Sonoma County since 1981. He was the recipient of a Sonoma Community Foundation Award in poetry, a Dickens Award in fiction, and the Oberon Poetry Prize. He is the author of Cazadero Poems, a chapbook with the poet Susan Kennedy, and two full-length collections, Absolute Elsewhere and The Singing Itself. He was the poet laureate of Sonoma County for 2008–2009.
What Lures The Foxes
Written by Mike Tuggle
Cover art by William T. Wiley
“In What Lures the Foxes, Mike Tuggle writes about summer and winter, the sun and the rain, owl, deer, dogs, wood rats, and raccoons. He sees the human connections to both the animal and the plant worlds and at times sees the world through the eyes of a fox or a crow. These poems have been handcrafted, then held like a rock or a flower before being released into the world.”
— Jonah Raskin