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Night Angler (American Poets Continuum (172)) Paperback – April 30, 2019
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“A strong second work after Revising the Storm that will resonate with any reader interested in the ties that lovingly bind.” ―Library Journal
“From love letters and prayers surrounding youth, fatherhood, and family―to a river that holds the solace of fishing and life in the South―the book constantly evolves. Davis’s narrative poems comment on the mistreatment, the wonder, and the hope surrounding black lives, not only in the South, but in America as a whole.” ―Arkansas International
“The poems in Geffrey Davis’s Night Angler sing in both ecstatic joy and tremendous lament. We partake in the rituals of fatherhood―both coming into and growing out of the spiritual bond. We witness the anguish of loss but also the possibilities of childhood. And in that threshold between life and death where all fathers and sons traverse, the brilliant harmonies of understanding arise in rainbowed arcs like epiphanic trout rising to kiss the sun. Poetry and prayer have never shared so close a breath.” ―Oliver de la Paz
“In Geffrey Davis’s stunning collection Night Angler there is a grace fathered by risk, a wonder mothered by worry. These lines cast and cast through generations of fathers to find music and floods and hands that can deliver both tenderness and violence. This is the book I want to give to all the parents in my life so they can see their own struggles and songs and be reminded that the lessons we offer our children are often the ones we need most, that ‘there are those who touch a body and leave it graceful: be that kind of wonder.’” ―Traci Brimhall, author of Saudade
”Geffrey Davis’s poems reveal the small slants of light, the unusual turns of fate, the near invisible machinations―of humans and nature―that ripple through everything with consequences yet also always with a breathless and radiant redemption. Love, fatherhood, family, loss are all engaged with lyrically and with a deeply engaging and persuasive insight. Davis is a quietly brilliant poet.” ―Chris Abani, author of Sanctificum
“Geffrey is a master of the turn … Geffrey’s work tackles manhood, fatherhood, sonhood… love, and sexuality with a boxer’s hands: firm and weathered, capable of so much violence and wreckage, but purposefully gentle and fond when handling our fragile humanity … Folks, get into Geffrey Davis. This man is a wonder of strength & delicacy, someone that we will watch for years and he muscles his way to the venerable & quiet.” ―Muzzle Magazine, “30 under 30”
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- Item Weight : 5.6 ounces
- Paperback : 112 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1942683782
- ISBN-13 : 978-1942683780
- Dimensions : 5.9 x 0.4 x 8.9 inches
- Publisher : BOA Editions Ltd.; 1st edition (April 30, 2019)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #976,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dear Boy: In the beginning,
father was a fear I wanted
to call love. For years I waded
heart-deep into that doubt
for version of my name
I could, with some forgiveness,
cast before your image.
Dear Boy: Here's my hand---
because your arrival has
mended the grave current
of time, in the beginning
I was talking to you.
The language is truly fine. The emotion personal yet universal, poetic yet deep and real.
all across a distinct range of mountain,
stunning plateau of birds into the original
sweetness of song. We want to understand this---
according to our appetite for pulling
a rare, angular music from the body's
dark cathedral. Or we grow stubborn
for the wild severity of wind
plying trees. We want the vastness of that
motion, the sleep. We desire so much from more.
Davis succeeds in "pulling a rare, angular music" from his desire and body, singing us some of that "vastness of motion" we all want to hear--- and to be.