Always Danger offers a lyrical and highly imaginative exploration into the hazards that surround people’s lives—whether it’s violence, war, mental illness, car accidents, or the fury of Mother Nature. In his second collection of poems, David Hernandez embraces the element of surprise: a soldier takes refuge inside a hollowed-out horse, a man bullies a mountain, and a giant...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published February 28th 2006 by Southern Illinois University Press
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from gondoliers to spiders lurking on baby's breadstick arms, this book is fabulous. i completely appreciate his mastery of couplets. he takes the notion of twinned lines and forces them into paradoxical roles. each couplet sets itself up and than turns on itself, think snakes swallowing tales. likewise, he transforms the meaning of the poem from one couplet to the next. on the page the poem is laid out like bars or stripes of ink, but with badass steep linebreaks and leaky stanzas, the poems en...more