Poetry. Jim Daniels's latest collection bears witness to a life boat 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."
Author City: PITTSBURGH, PA USA
Jim Daniels has published many books of poetry and short fiction, including, most recently, Trigger Man (Michigan State University Press, 2011) and Having a Little Talk with Capital P Poetry (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2011). He has also written three independent films. This new collection of poems is his first extended exploration of the ghazal form. ALL OF THE ABOVE is his fourth poetry collection with Adastra since 1989. A native of Detroit, Daniels lives in Pittsburgh near the boyhood homes of Dan Marino and Andy Warhol and teaches at Carnegie Mellon University.
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