By (author) Jeffrey McDaniel
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Endarkenment by Jeffrey McDaniel
Book DescriptionEven if you count yourself among the unredeemed who claim they don't like poetry, buy this book anyway. It will convert you and install a skylight in your brain. Alive and kicking in these pages is the voice of a brilliantly comic consciousness. McDaniel is a candid, frisky survivor: hyperalert, conversant with drugs and sobriety, obscene phone call addicts, 'boner etiquette, ' fatherhood, the special hell of family, being an 'emotional warrior' and so much more. He's an urban wordsmith of the first order. You hold in your hands his anguished autobiography, a smorgasbord of famished compassion, tenderness, luminous surprises, and armor-piercing humor. - Amy Gerstler It was an energetic moment when I encountered Jeffrey McDaniel for the first time. Even after a few lines it became obvious that he was someone who produced not only a very vivid but also innovative poetry. A fusion of pain and goodness, comic reliefs, and explosive moments on the crunchy surface of daily horrors/shocks
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780822959953
(229mm x 152mm x 7mm)
Imprint: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jeffrey McDaniel
Chapel of Inadvertent Joy, Paperback / softback (October 2013)
Reading Jeffrey McDaniel s gorgeously dark and utterly compelling "Chapel of Inadvertent Joy" reminds me that he is probably the most important poet in America. The book in your hands was written by a master of metaphor and a poet of huge imagination and fierce ingenuity, a fine antidote to realism. Get this voice in your head. Major Jackson"
Last American Valentine, Paperback (January 2008)
"The Last American Valentine," containing illustrated poems to seduce and destroy, is an anthology of exhilarating modern love poetry paired up with works by some of the best American graphic designers.
Splinter Factory, Paperback (January 2003)
Whether Jeffrey McDaniel's denouncing insomnia, exploring family or love this writing is original and provocative.
Forgiveness Parade, Paperback (June 1999)» View all books by Jeffrey McDaniel
Jeffrey McDaniel's second book of poetry features dysfunctional family, heartbroken love and above all, humor.
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Author Biography - Jeffrey McDaniel
Jeffrey McDaniel is the author of Alibi School, The Forgiveness Parade, and The Splinter Factory. His work has appeared in a number of anthologies, including Best American Poetry 1994, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, and New (American) Poetry. He has won several awards, including an NEA Fellowship. He teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College.
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