Blessing the House

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Jim Daniels’ Blessing the House visits the sites of domestic faith - Catholic schools, sex and marriage, childbirth - in an attempt to witness a world worth believing in.  In their search for hope, grace, and decency in the small dramas of an individual life, these poems become larger, more overtly political and express a genuine interest in human emotion.

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Overview

Jim Daniels’ Blessing the House visits the sites of domestic faith - Catholic schools, sex and marriage, childbirth - in an attempt to witness a world worth believing in.  In their search for hope, grace, and decency in the small dramas of an individual life, these poems become larger, more overtly political and express a genuine interest in human emotion.

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"Reflecting upon death and our ability to move on after the initial shock, these poems resonate with meaning not only for the individual self, but for society at large. . . . Daniels manages "to overcome the paradox of the death of too many and the pain of so many more, yet to still continue as if existence made any sense at all.”

—Poetry International

“These are tender, moving, and nostalgic poems about an American life, beautifully wrought and vividly close to the experience of all of us born in small towns.”

—Carolyn Kizer

“Daniels' strength lies in his ability to be simple and complex, sensuous and spiritual, social and private as he searches for ‘faith.’ . . . Through literate, unpretentious language, [his] lines reflect the complexities of parenting and religion.”

—Terrance Hayes

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822956365
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Series: Pitt Poetry Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Daniels has published four books of poetry, as well as six chapbooks. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and has been awarded a Pushcart Prize. A native of Detroit, Daniels is currently a professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University, where he directs the creative writing program.

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Table of Contents

Blessing the House 1
Faith 5
God's Stopwatch 7
I Slept with the Singing Nun 10
Spy Club 12
Blue Donuts 14
Birch Bark 16
Dust Mop 18
My Mother's See-Through Blouse 20
Spring Sap 23
Polish-American Night, Tiger Stadium 24
Sin Sandwich 26
"Dear..." 31
How 34
What I Did 37
March 39
The Hoagie Scam 43
Night Light 46
Day of the Two Bodies 48
Running 54
Three Bridges, Pittsburgh 55
The day after 59
Hold-up at the Uni-Mart, 98 Degrees 61
Where else can you go 63
Hunger 65
Skull and Crossbones 67
Coming Home from the Hospital After My Son's Birth 70
The Stigmata 71
Spell 74
Sleeping on Trains, Sleeping on Boats 79
A Day of Sainthood 82
Silk 85
Poison, Torre Gentile 87
Fennel 90
Cemetery, Torre Gentile 92
The Sleeper Hold 94
Banking the Fire 99
Faith 103
Acknowledgments 105
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