Forgiveness Parade

Forgiveness Parade In Jeffrey McDaniel s second book it is hard to separate the humor from the pain Both qualities are omnipresent whether he s tackling dysfunctional family memories in The Most Awful Lullaby or brok

  • Title: Forgiveness Parade
  • Author: Jeffrey McDaniel
  • ISBN: 9780916397555
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Jeffrey McDaniel s second book, it is hard to separate the humor from the pain Both qualities are omnipresent whether he s tackling dysfunctional family memories in The Most Awful Lullaby , or broken hearted romance in poems like Another Long Day in the Office of Dreams.

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    1. This book has been rated highly by many so some justification is in order here. I picked this up having read a few McDaniel poems online, such asThe Scars of UtopiaandThe Quiet World . Both are wonderful poems, original and thought-provoking. The latter in particular, with its context established so well in the commentary accompanying the poem, makes a convincing argument for the idea that even democratically elected governments can subjugate their peoples through measures designed with seemingl [...]

    2. I don't like poetry, I don't like poems. This however touched something inside me. May have to go and rethink some basic principles.

    3. Not as good as "Splinter Factory" but very funny and worth the read. Favorites: -Survivor's Gate-Uncle Eggplant -Logic in the house of Sawed-Off Telescopes -Opposites Attack -Pornograpgy For Eunuchs-Winter Landscape with Manatee

    4. This book contains the poem "The Quiet World." Look it up. It's brilliant. Easily my favorite poem of any I've ever read.

    5. I picked this book up because someone read a poem from it (The poem is "The Quiet World," and I included a link to it at the end of my review), and I liked it so much, I checked the book out from the library. The person who read the poem said that McDaniel got his start in the slam poetry world and then implied that he sold out by publishing books in the literary poetry world. I think McDaniel's poetry has the best of both worlds, his poems are vibrant and entertaining, they would be great at po [...]

    6. Interesting to see other themes and topics (eg family and childhood) that are rarely ever part of his more popular pieces that have been making rounds on the Internet. While obviously talented—McDaniel is a wordsmith!—there is a lack of thematic unity and cohesion that would tie these poems together as a collection. On their own, there are a lot of poems that are beautiful. Taken together, it represents a somewhat weak collection that have beautifully written poems that have very little to d [...]

    7. This book is an experience. Jeffrey McDaniel has achieved nothing short of brilliance with The Forgiveness Parade, beautifully stringing words together into something capable of arousing every one of your senses, one at a time. I won't be forgetting this one for a while. 5/5

    8. Though some of the professors in my MFA program vehemently disagreed with me, poetry can be funny and well written. Jeffrey McDaniel is a master of irony, quiet self-deprecation, and twisting our expectations of everyday objects.

    9. Recurring images. etc. include: guns, masturbation, the moon, plumbers, heels, rats, blood, alcohol, uncles, funerals, drugs, love, hurricanes, scars, sleeping, thighs, sky, trains, paintbrushes, women hearts, heads ears.

    10. Fantastic collection of poetry, one of my favorites of all time. It looks through a cracked lens and dysfunctional families and gritty urban life. The language is wonderfully weird without being opaque in the way some modern poetry can be. I highly recommend it.

    11. An unbelievable poet with a voice that represents everything it means to be young, contemporary, and reckless. It has been a long time since I was this impressed by a poet. The attitude behind his work is tangible and turns him into this renegade poet. Everyone loves a bad boy

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