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Birth Marks is 'finely tuned' with 'unforgettable imagery'

BirthMarks_Front Poet Jim Daniels can't get enough praise, as his new book Birth Marks-- which travels from one urban landscape to the next--receives yet another noteworthy review. According to Poets @ Work reviewer Liv Lansdale, "Jim Daniels’s Birth Marks is a deeply enjoyable read. Reading it, I remembered why his is the type of poetry my favorite poets try to emulate ... The poems feature characters with finely tuned emotions, and each are captured by unforgettable imagery, each rendered in a different galvanized voice." Daniels's honesty and boldness are what really set him apart from his fellow poets--he certainly knows how to make an impact. A poet of the working-class and city streets, his 14th poetry collection travels from Detroit to Ohio to Pittsburgh, from one post-industrial city to another, across jobs and generations. He focuses on the urban landscape and its effects on its inhabitants as they struggle to establish community on streets hissing with distrust and random violence. "A Daniels poem feels like the essence of a sprawling and sharp novel - literally, a birth mark." Click here to read the entire Poets @ Work review. To purchase your own copy of Birth Marks, visit the BOA Bookstore.
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