Alibi School

Alibi School Whether dissecting his family of origin twentynothing Where the Self Divides or penning unusual love poems Following Her to Sleep Trust McDaniel s unparalleled ability to wield a mighty metap

  • Title: Alibi School
  • Author: Jeffrey McDaniel
  • ISBN: 9780916397388
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback
  • Whether dissecting his family of origin twentynothing, 1977, Where the Self Divides or penning unusual love poems Following Her to Sleep, Trust, McDaniel s unparalleled ability to wield a mighty metaphor is revealed in every poem This book contains the poem Grace , which the Poetry Society of America chose for their Poetry in Motion series to entertain publWhether dissecting his family of origin twentynothing, 1977, Where the Self Divides or penning unusual love poems Following Her to Sleep, Trust, McDaniel s unparalleled ability to wield a mighty metaphor is revealed in every poem This book contains the poem Grace , which the Poetry Society of America chose for their Poetry in Motion series to entertain public transit passengers in major metropolitan areas.

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    1. The library only have me a week for this loan. Not accepting it as a challenge but to ease my eagerness to read more of this man's work. His poetry is classic humor. Get yours. The entire opening (Part 1) is very funny. Other Favorites: - Where The Self Divides- Grandfather - Dead Twin- Kill The Carrier

    2. Quirky, funny, unsettling, often surreal, honest, touching, and decidedly not boring, this first book by McDaniel, a former slam poet, surprised me by being more inventive than I'd expected, as well as more oblique. While much spoken-word poetry tends toward the general or the "grabbing by the throat" with emotion while not necessarily being very well-written, these poems are clearly well thought out and are balanced on the page as well as in the mouth. In addition, the imagery McDaniel uses is [...]

    3. If you see me between flights, clutching a banister, / don't stare. I'm just a shadow of the mood / swinging inside you. (25)Let this sentence / be the arm I can't wrap around here (38)I re-arrange all the stars until she believes me (38)You rendered me crazy, like the footprints / of a husband chasing his wife / with a garage door opener through the snow. (40)When I split, pain spread through the rumor / of my body like truth. (40)Since father banned television the sons stare / at the marriage [...]

    4. jeffrey mcdaniel is one of the few modern poets who shine as brilliantly on the page as he does on the stage. the appearance of his work in such publications as best american poetry and ploughshares attest to the former observation while live performances around the world bear witness to the latter. his highly original, deeply intimate, and profoundly creative work is not to be missed.[return][return]by aberjhani[return]author of "i made my boy out of poetry"[return]and "encyclopedia of the harl [...]

    5. This is McDaniel's first book of poetry, and it sizzles. I like his later work more, but there is a rawness here that is very intriguing. His metaphors are striking and unusual, and his language crisp. I especially enjoyed his poems about his family and youth - subjects that can easily be tired are made personal and distinct.Book #23 for 2013

    6. Mathematicians still don't understand the ball our hands made or how your elecrtocuted grandmother made it possible for you to light my cigarettes with your eyes. *sigh* Does it get better than that?

    7. One of the first great books of poetry to emerge from the body of poets that constitute slam, and one that's going to echo through the ages.

    8. Things I have read which I have since bought and re-read, furtively, before and after the science fiction. Poetry about raw nerves and alcohol sluiced over them.

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