Poetry. "For Dana Ward, narrative is no linear journey, but a state of being, where meaning zooms into clarity then retreats, wave upon wave of it, like God bits bursting into life from the vast emptiness of space.... I love how thick this writing is, sublimely claustrophobic yet expansive, like a child's nightmare of scale."—Dodie Bellamy
"Autodidact and knight-errant, Ward often betrays the procedural forms he tries to impose on his labyrinthine ruminations in order to remain faithfully engaged to the traditional task of the post-Romantic poet, an 'ecstatic commingling' of okay-you know and 'starry anaphor.'"—Tyrone Williams
"I should write a real blurb with real blurb-like things in it, but TCOIW, a kind of lullaby arranging the psychic terrain of my future prosodically, is saving my stupid ass."—Anselm Berrigan
Author City: CINCINNATI, OH USA
Dana Ward is the author of several poetry books including THE CRISIS OF INFINITE WORLDS (Futurepoem Books, 2013), Some Other Deaths of Bas Jan Ader (Flowers & Cream Press, 2013), and THIS CAN'T BE LIFE (Edge Books, 2012). He lives in Cincinnati where he hosts the Cy Press Poetry @ Thunder Sky reading series, and edits, along with Paul Coors, Perfect Lovers Press.
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