Dancing in Silence (2010)

Dancing in Silence is a collection of poetry and art by Canadian artist Danno (Published under his complete name: Danniel D.D. Oickle), which rose to #1 in Canada. At some points a form of lyrical writing has been employed in order to emphasize repetition and at others he employs a stream-of-consciousness style that lends itself well to some of the more visceral material. As figurative signposts for the reader, there are carefully chosen works of ink art that contribute to the overall themes of the book. From empty dioramas, his uncharacteristic portrayal of religious iconography, or his depictions of abuse, the works in this book will continue to strike a chord with readers for years to come. Treading the line between sexual awakening and a religious upbringing, "Dancing in Silence" shows a poetic coming of age for a formidable artist. Used as a lyrical backdrop for Danniel Oickle's critically acclaimed 2011 album "Poison Apples & Other Delicacies," this book will evoke "reactions that range from deeply moving to gallingly uncomfortable." - Ashley McConnell (Guerrilla Magazine, 2010).


My Heart Has Teeth (2012/13)

With My Heart Has Teeth, author of Dancing in Silence (#1 in Canada, 2012) is back with his second book of poetry and art. While maintaining his perspective, Oickle has matured in his themes and tonality. Ranging from tightly structured to free verse, he seamlessly flows from poem to poem, choosing the perfect structure to compliment the theme of the piece. Included in this collection are the popular "I'm Ever So Slightly Crazy," "Love's True Nature," and "The Corruption of Flesh," which one reviewer described as "emotional bloodletting" (J. Arsenault, ToBe Magazine). Oickle concludes with "The Fall," a narrative opus in structured free verse that serves as a masterful allegory for the end of days. Reminiscent of the prophetic works of the late Sir William Blake, Oickle weaves a tapestry of imagery, iconography, mythology, religion, sexuality, and symbolism throughout the book and corresponding art, often combining the two through the use of cleverly chosen homonyms hidden within the poems to create an even deeper layer of understanding.


Additional Publications

Local Gossip: The Complete Collection - Limited Edition Art Book - 2024

Dying & Other Vacation Ideas - Autobiography & Motivational Self-Help - (Date Upcoming)

"Shit I Have Opinions On" - Bi-Monthly Column for FourCulture Magazine - 2016-2018

My Heart Has Teeth - Poetry & Illustration Collection - 2012

Dancing in Silence (#1 in Canada, iTunes Books) - Poetry & Illustration Collection - 2010-2011

Hail the Narcissist - C.C. Trubiak’s collection of Self-Photography - 2011

"Anything but Vanilla" - Monthly Column for ToBe Magazine - 2002-2006