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The Traveler's Calendar

Daniel Epstein

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In this stunning new collectionhis first in over five yearsacclaimed poet Daniel Mark Epstein, whom Donald Hall praised for "a vision as tortured and powerful as early Robert Lowell," returns in stunning form with new and challenging visions.

Epstein's finely meshed net gathers it all in: Ronald Reagan ("On the Official Biography of Ronald Reagan"), Houdini ("Magic for Houdini"), an obscure death ("For the Forklift Operator Killed in a Publisher's Warehouse"), and of course, the passage of time and the triumphant power of the natural world. The Traveler's Calendar culminates in a new translation of Grard de Nerval's mysterious sonnet sequence, "The Chimeras," as well a critical essay introducing this little known French poet to a new generation. Epstein is that rare poet blessed with the capacity to register and record, as he does in "The Solar Eclipse in the Luxembourg Gardens," "the simultaneity/Of city, sun, moon and the human eye."

Daniel Mark Epstein, poet and essayist, has received many honors, including the Prix de Rome from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. His poetry has appeared in numerous publications, among them The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The New Republic, and The Paris Review. He is also the author of critically acclaimed biographies of Aimee Semple McPherson and, most recently, Nat "King" Cole. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his family.

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