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Holiday in the Islands of Grief - (Pitt Poetry) by Jeffrey McDaniel (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 65

Genre: Poetry

Sub-Genre: American

Series Title: Pitt Poetry

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

Book theme: General

Author: Jeffrey McDaniel

Language: English

TCIN: 79650957
UPC: 9780822966104
Item Number (DPCI): 247-40-2444

Description

In his new collection, Jeffrey McDaniel confronts the insular and expansive qualities of loss. With electric language and surrealistic imagery, McDaniel's poems deliver the quotidian elements of middle-age life while weaving us in & out of childhood and adulthood alongside body and mind. The tragic and life affirming share the same page and the same world, reminding us how close corruption can be to innocence; domesticity to fantasy; aging to youth.

Jonathan
We are underwater off the coast of Belize.
The water is lit up even though its dark
as if there are illuminated seashells
scattered on the ocean floor.
We're not wearing oxygen tanks,
yet staying underwater for long stretches.
We are looking for the body of the boy
we lost. Each year he grows a little older.
Last December I opened his knapsack
and stuck in a plastic box of carrots.
Even though we're underwater, we hear
a song playing over a policeman's radio.
He comes to the shoreline to park
and eat midnight sandwiches, his headlights
fanning out across the harbor.
And I hold you close, apple of my closed eye,
red dance of my opened fist.

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