Words, World (Paperback)
Blue Horse Press, 9780692699263, 44pp.
Publication Date: June 16, 2016
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Daniel Corrie's poetry vectors into imagistic and sonic surprises, not to mention imaginal reach. While avoiding green didacticism, these poems are incantations about time, consciousness, and the non-human world, all the while embracing the miracle of human perception. Even as his poems unfold with a deliberate patience, the richness of his motifs create a kind of ganglia in which one finds him or herself joyously tangled: the poems refresh, elucidate, and--yes--sometimes inform. They never befuddle, rely on rhetorical pivoting for the sake of cleverness and cleverness only; instead, Corrie's work reaches outward concentrically to enfold ambitious layers of perception into few words--but words that count. --- William Wright, Editor, Southern Poetry Anthology, and assistant editor of Shenandoah Review.