Poetry. "Everyday life in the household and memory of Daniel Morris's suburban Jewish professor-poet and father of toddlers has rarely been rendered with the energy, good humor, and luminous detail we meet in Daniel Morris's IF NOT FOR THE COURAGE. These poems are at once hilarious and heartbreaking; they take us straight to the scene of the crime, allowing us to witness the most absurd and agonizingly funny moments of daily routine against the backdrop of unrelieved media blitz. The courage of Morris's title is evident throughout"—Marjorie Perloff.
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