Poetry. In this book the theme of journeying is predominant, as is the idea of coming to know the self in dialogue with others. The poems early in this collection tend to focus on art, artists, or the act of making, whether in the elevated sphere of the Jules Olitski-Clement Greenberg variety, or in the earthier realms of the Beach Boys, Porn Queens, and Feelies lead singer who is discussed by Linus (not the Peanuts character, but the failed artist of Greek myth). After several poems that concern self-portraiture and the act of making art as a form of person construal, come poems concerning growing up, traveling, and work. The collection ends with poems that offer signs of homecoming or redemption after a struggle that has involved personal loss and misfortune.
Daniel Morris's poetry has appeared in Agni, Colorado Review, DENVER QUARTERLY, Western Humanities Review, Southern Humanities Review, River City, and other journals. Associate Professor of English at Purdue University, Morris has published scholarly books on William Carlos Williams and on how contemporary American authors have responded to modern painting. He lives in West Lafayette, Indiana, with his wife, Joy, and young sons, Isaac and Aaron. He is the author of three poetry collections published by Marsh Hawk Press: BLUE POLES (2019), HIT PLAY (2015), IF NOT FOR THE COURAGE (2010), and BRYCE PASSAGE (2004).Author City: WEST LAFAYETTE, IN USA