Blessing the House

Daniels' strength lies in his ability to be simple and complex, sensuous and spiritual, social and private as he searches for 'faith.' . . . Through literate, unpretentious language, [his] lines reflect the complexities of parenting and religion.
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Jim Daniels’ Blessing the House visits the sites of domestic faith – Catholic schools, sex and marriage, childbirth – in an attempt to witness a world worth believing in. In their search for hope, grace, and decency in the small dramas of an individual life, these poems become larger, more overtly political and express a genuine interest in human emotion.

120 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

March, 1997

isbn : 9780822956365

about the author

Jim Daniels

Jim Daniels has published four books of poetry, as well as six chapbooks. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and has been awarded a Pushcart Prize. A native of Detroit, Daniels is currently a professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University, where he directs the creative writing program.

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