Night with Drive-by Shooting Stars: Poems

Night with Drive-by Shooting Stars: Poems

by Jim Daniels
     
 

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Jim Daniels' collection bears witness to a life both mis- and well-spent: to the family, remembered and new; to the melancholy pull of drugs and casual sex; to growing up; and to the only tenable way of growing old, which is to embrace every small joy even as one laments its brevity. Indeed, Night with Drive-By Shooting Stars rages not against the dying of

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Jim Daniels' collection bears witness to a life both mis- and well-spent: to the family, remembered and new; to the melancholy pull of drugs and casual sex; to growing up; and to the only tenable way of growing old, which is to embrace every small joy even as one laments its brevity. Indeed, Night with Drive-By Shooting Stars rages not against the dying of light but the dying fall itself—against poetic and existential complacency. "Louder, kids," says Daniels in the beautiful "Cold Seed:" "daddy’s dying."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930974159
Publisher:
New Issues Poetry & Prose, Western Michigan University
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Green Rose Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
57
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

JIM DANIELS is the author of Punching Out, Revolt of the Crash-Test Dummies, and Show and Tell: New and Selected Poems, among other books and screenplays. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry and the Pushcart Prize anthology. His awards include the Brittingham Prize for Poetry, and Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. A native of Detroit, Jim Daniels now lives in Pittsburgh. He is the Thomas Stockham Baker Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University, where he teaches in the creative writing program.

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