New Dark Ages, which was a winner of the PEN Center USA West Award is a series of stunning and troubling poems with such names as Wartime, The Judas Nocturne, The Night Orchard, The New World, and The Inns Of Protest.
"I am deeply moved by these poems . . . I like the deep seriousness, the intelligence, the lovely music, the freshness, the zaniness. It is very mature poetry and it is poetry that has grounded itself in such a manner that it will continue to develop and progress"
DONALD REVELL grew up in the South Bronx, "a desolate and frightening locale for which I still have a deep, almost erotic affection but which also made me feel a political and social anger." Many of his poems are about this childhood and the refuge he found in the beauty and music of a Bronx Episcopalian church. From the Abandoned Cities was a National Poetry Series winner in 1982. He won a Pushcart Prize in 1985, and a NEA fellowship in 1988, and wrote The Gaza of Winter(1988). He is Associate Professor of English at the University of Denver.