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Editorial Reviews

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"Known for his commanding stage presence as a reader, McDaniel trades hard in his fourth book on his rough-and-tumble persona--a recovering addict from the working class streets--while also showing softer sides. McDaniel's sometimes awkward, if earnest searching might just be what allows him to find moments of great beauty, humor and stillness."
--Publishers Weekly

“McDaniel is known for his talent performing his poems, however his voice doesn’t lose its impact in written form. It may be more powerful because the reader can view the poet’s unique ideas and phrases over and over until their various meanings sink in.”
—Gently Read Literature

"McDaniel zings metaphors across the page like he's the Robin Williams of poetry. This collection in frequently moving and inventive with enough lightheartedness and whimsy to balance the heaviness of the darker moments."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822959953
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Series: Pitt Poetry Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

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) Poets. He has won several awards, including an NEA Fellowship. He teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College.
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Table of Contents

Confessions of a Flawed Deity 3

Origins 5

Summer of Stationary Road Trips 6

The Pool 8

Heavy Breather Zoo 10

What I left out of "Summer of Stationary Road Trips" 11

The Quicksand Hourglass 12

Exercising My Demons 14

Zugzwang 15

The Endarkenment 19

Ethel Rosenberg Addressing Her Brother, David Greenglass 21

Matisse/Picasso Painting Exchange, 1907 22

The Real Dick Cheney 23

The Soul Farmer 24

from The Emotional Warrior Handbook 25

Trent Lott Addressing the Log Cabin Republicans 26

Meditations on the Death Penalty 27

Guidebook to Nowhere 31

Lament for a Shriveling Flesh Plant 32

I send you this leaf 33

Don't touch it! 34

Good 35

Compulsively Allergic to the Truth 36

New Word for Tongue 38

Arrivederci Lipstick 39

Impersonal Ad #47 40

from The Diaries of Cinnamon Holloway 41

Boner Etiquette 42

Morning walk, 43 hours without sleep 45

Whitman on the F 47

Watch the Closing Doors 49

Air Empathy 51

Wildlife on the 4 52

Odysseus on the G 53

St. Theresa of the 6 54

Blessings from the Shrine Pit 55

Little Sadness 59

Oblivion Chiclets 60

Day 4305 62

The USS Goodbye 66

Self-Portrait as a Trampoline, or the six-month anniversary of my daughter's birth 67

Just for the Record 68

The Outburst 69

Self-Portrait as a Stick of Butter, or the four-day anniversary of my daughter's birth 71

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