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School for the Blind

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"In his debut collection, School for the Blind, Daniel Simpson offers us a glimpse into the world of the blind with its attendant dangers, drop-offs, obstructions, cruelties and abandonments. Yet, here is also a world where kindnesses abound, where gestures of love by strangers and friends, alike, help to anchor the body and reconcile it to its place on earth. What is whol ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 52 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Poets Wear Prada
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Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In his debut volume, School for the Blind, Daniel Simpson’s superb poems offer those gratifying surprises that come when a poet suddenly brings to notice what was there all along. At once sensuous and thoughtful, Simpson remembers with candor and appreciates with delight. These are ebullient poems, warm to the touch, conjured with music both lush and intense. Part of their allure is that they keep providing places in which we unexpectedly meet the tenderest parts of ourselves. Because Daniel Sim ...more
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I purchased the Braille edition of this book from National Braille Press (Boston, MA) as a Christmas present to myself. I was planning to save it, hoard it like a box of holiday truffles to savor gradually, starting on some snowy afternoon when I had nothing else on my schedule.
So much for that! From the opening lines, it is clear we are in the company of an honest, compassionate, poet, one who is equally at home conveying the joy of love in various seasons, the disappointment of life, and the r
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An excellent book of poetry that should be required reading for all sighted people.
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