Poetry. HOW WILD? is the first to be published in a series of works left by Linda Crane at her death in 2000 and currently being edited by her estate. Her poems have a koan-like directness and poignancy, which flow from her life-long practice of Zen meditation and her work as a shamanic healer and counselor. They radiate from a refreshingly animist sensibility, where garden flowers, small animals, mountains and human relationships share without obstruction the open space of primordial being. One can feel the urishing spirit in these poems that so many of her students, clients, and friends knew directly from her ministrations and counsel. At the same time, the poems accumulate towards an awareness of mortality that amazingly reflects death's gravity while sustaining alertness and humor.