Poetry. Of Jim Daniels, the Harvard Review writes, "Although Danielss' verse is thematically dark, the energy and beauty of his language and his often brilliant use of irony affirm that a lighter side exists. This young poet has already found his voice. And he speaks with that rare urgency that demands we listen." This is affirmed by Carol Muske, who identifies the "melancholy sweetness" running through these poems that identifies him as "a poet born to praise".
Jim Daniels' books have won the Milton Kessler Award, two Poetry Gold Medals in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, the Tillie Olsen Prize, Blue Lynx Prize, Brittingham Prize, and others. His fifth book of fiction, Eight Mile High, was a Michigan Notable Book and a finalist for the Paterson Fiction Prize. The End of Blessings, his fourth short film, appeared in numerous film festivals. His poems accompanying the photographs of Charlee Brodsky have been exhibited in various galleries, and his poem Factory Love is displayed on the roof of a racecar. He has been featured on Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac, in Billy Collins' Poetry 180 anthologies, and Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry series. A native of Detroit, Daniels is the Thomas Stockham University Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Author City: PITTSBURGH, PA USA