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Daniel Blue

DANIEL BLUE has published fiction, poetry, memoir, and criticism. His book, The Making of Friedrich Nietzsche, will be published by Cambridge University Press in May.

The Mundane and the Miraculous

Many a poet has mused on the haphazard nature of inspiration, how it can arise when least expected and evaporate without notice. Some carry notebooks to catch it on the fly; others sit before their laptops, awaiting enlightenment. In Snake Train: Poems 1984 – 2013 Edwin Frank builds a book not just on the fleeting content of vision, but on the mystery of its appearance and how it leaves a residue which he can neither quite assimilate nor deny.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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