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Church of the Adagio

 

Church of the Adagio
by Philip Dacey

poems

Readers’ comments on previous work by Philip Dacey:

Gimme Five is a joyous overhead slap for lovers of what we do with words on the great court of poetry.

--Laura McCullough, Mead

A master craftsman able to comfortably play freely within structure while both honoring tradition and breaking new ground, Dacey dances in Vertebrae Rosaries from profound to profane with grace and panache.

--Brent Goodman, Verse Wisconsin

If there were a Poet Laureate for middle America, Philip Dacey would surely be at the top of the list.

--g emil reutter, Fox Chase Review

Gimme Five is stunningly written, engaging from beginning to end, a book you should want in your collection of contemporary American poetry.

--Betty O’Hearn, Wild Goose Poetry Review

Mosquito Operas is a magnificent collection in which each so-called “short” poem is in fact part of a grand vision. This book belongs on your shelf, in an honored place.

--Jared Smith, Big City Lit

Dacey's work is land-mined with risks. And brave.

--Leonard Gontarek, Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts

 

 

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Excerpt:

IN PRAISE OF FIVE A.M.

THE ABYSS VARIATIONS

SOURDOUGH ENNUI

PASCALIANA

       
PHILIP DACEY is the author of twelve previous books of poetry, most recently Gimme Five, the winner of the Blue Light Press 2012 Book Award, Mosquito Operas: New and Selected Short Poems (Rain Mountain Press, 2010), and Vertebrae Rosaries: 50 Sonnets (Red Dragonfly Press, 2009). The winner of three Pushcart Prizes, he has written entire collections about Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Eakins, and New York City. His other awards include a Discovery Award from the New York YM-YWHA's Poetry Center and various fellowships (a Fulbright to Yugoslavia, a Woodrow Wilson to Stanford, and two in creative writing from the National Endowment for the Arts). His work has appeared in The Nation, Hudson Review, Poetry, The Southern Review, The Paris Review, Partisan Review, The American Scholar, New York Times, Esquire, The American Poetry Review, The Hopkins Review, and many other leading periodicals. With David Jauss, he co-edited Strong Measures: Contemporary American Poetry in Traditional Forms (Harper & Row, 1986). After an eight year post-retirement adventure on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, he returned in 2012 to Minnesota, where he had taught at Southwest Minnesota State University for 35 years, to live in Minneapolis in the Lake District with his partner, Alixa Doom.  
 
 

 

 
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