The Dream of Falling Is Cynthia McCain’s most recent chapbook, issued by Finishing Line Press. The poems in this book speak of “things that no one knows to listen for”. Observations of nature, poems celebrating hippos and book clubs, or coping with a broken arm, reveal a writer delighted by details and beauties found in unexpected corners. She sings in praise of Robnett’s Hardware, and solitary walks. While her poems may travel as far as China and the Limpopo River, most reflect the valleys and forests of western Oregon she has explored with such open eyes and open heart.