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The Glass House: New Poems

2.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  8 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The poems in Daniel Mark Epstein's eighth poetry collection range from the kind of solid and accomplished works for which he is known to astonishing pieces that are near-spiritual encounters. Always an assured poet, Epstein employs inventive rhythms to remarkable effect in these new poems, and it often seems as if the reader is not so much reading the poems as remembering ...more
Paperback, 78 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Louisiana State University Press (first published February 28th 2009)
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Apr 05, 2009 karen rated it liked it
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i first discovered daniel mark epstein because jonathan carroll quotes him a lot. and he always uses him really effectively, and the quotes, when isolated, have a real atmosphere of creepiness and delicate phrasings and are terribly haunting. and ive now read three of his books and not been able to find this reflected in the poems. they are okay, but this one is mostly about flowers and nature and musing under not really strong on poems to begin with, but im going to keep reading his ...more
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This review was written by Mark Kearney and posted by Lizzy Mottern.

This verse collection by noted biographer Daniel Mark Epstein is dedicated to fellow Baltimore author (and Duke University and Library alumna) Anne Tyler. Though some poems share Tyler’s Baltimore settings, Epstein’s subject matter is connection, loss, and the revelation that fresh perception finds in the previously known: "The Messenger" tells Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac from the viewpoint of the angel that intervened to preve
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