Special Powers and Abilities

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Pub Date: 10/23/2012

Pages: 100

Publisher: Coffee House Press

Imprint: Coffee House Press

ISBN 13: 9781566893152

ISBN 10: 1566893151

Price: $16.00 / $20.99 CAN

Category: POETRY / American / General

Special Powers and Abilities

By Raymond McDaniel

Price: $16.00

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

"McDaniel's language trains every particle of your attention on the surface and what stirs beneath."—C.D. Wright

Inspired by the comic series The Legion of Super-Heroes, Raymond McDaniel's poems morph superheroes into religious and mythological narratives. Using a range of traditional forms—versets, kennings, and sonnets—his poems consider the history of how we look at the future and take on an almost Talmudic complexity.

Raymond McDaniel is the author of Saltwater Empire and Murder (a violet), a National Poetry Series selection. Born in Florida, McDaniel now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, teaches at the University of Michigan, and writes for The Constant Critic.

About the Book

A futuristic, stunningly imaginative poetic exploration of superheroes, religion, and myth.

Author

Raymond McDaniel is the author of Special Powers and Abilities, Saltwater Empire and Murder (a violet), a National Poetry Series selection. Born in Florida, McDaniel now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, teaches at the University of Michigan, and writes for The Constant Critic.