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Belated Heavens

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Daniel Tobin's fifth book, Belated Heavens, spans from prehistory to modern Manhattan, Neanderthals "cowering in caves" to a man snoring in Penn Station as if he's "swallowed an espresso machine." Tobin delves into timeless themes of violence, destruction and endurance, his poems running the gamut from form to free verse as they offer the reader an underlying hope, a tenta ...more
Paperback, 81 pages
Published October 12th 2010 by Four Way Books
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BELATED HEAVENS, a collection of poems by Daniel Tobin, is one of those books that once read the reader thinks he has the poet's messages embedded firmly in the brain. But then subsequent readings are akin to surprises and discoveries that what appeared to be the point of a poem is not exactly as in focus as the original reading proposed. That is but one of the joys of reading Daniel Tobin. He is a wordsmith, a craftsman of form, a seer and the wizard behind the curtain he
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