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David J. Daniels

Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry

Four Way
2014 • 76 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry - LGBT

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-935536-41-3

Clean explores the disorder of life—love, addiction, sex, pain, religion—and discovers a tarnished grace

From the “basement / of that suburban church with its sad paint / job in Texas” to an old drag queen’s “parlor,” “that bazaar of flounce, chintz, feathers,” Clean, the award-winning collection by David J. Daniels, tears back the curtain of life to expose gorgeousness and grit. These poems pay homage to the addict, the grandmother, the closeted, and the lover, to the dead, the dying, and the living who refuse to die.

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“Daniels lifts the world onto his shoulders in his poems. Clean is his book of life, there is no one who is not redeemed.” —D. A. Powell


Winner of the Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry, selected by D. A. Powell

DAVID J. DANIELS is the author of the chapbooks Breakfast in the Suburbs (Seven Kitchens Press, 2012) and Indecency (Seven Kitchens Press, 2013). He teaches in the University Writing Program at the University of Denver.

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