Synopses & Reviews
In Jeffrey McDaniel's second book, it is hard to separate the humor from the pain. Both qualities are omnipresent whether he's tackling dysfunctional family memories in 'The Most Awful Lullaby', or broken-hearted romance in poems like 'Another Long Day in the Office of Dreams'.
"Heartbreaking and hilarious simultaneously... " - James Tate
Jeffrey McDaniel's second book of poetry features dysfunctional family, heartbroken love and above all, humor.
Table of Contents
The bad pilgrim room -- The farmer -- Lineage -- The quiet world -- The doll house -- Where babies come from -- Siamese opposites -- Uncle eggplant -- Opposites attack -- Cafe tropical -- Orbited by kisses -- The wounded chandelier -- The obvious -- Letter to the woman writing me back -- Mannequin complex -- Winter landscape with mannatee -- The first one -- Leonard -- Logic in the house of sawed-off telescopes -- Poetry nation -- The jerk -- Great humans -- The Billy in me -- Hunting for cherubs -- The caller -- The forgiveness parade -- Reno -- Tour guide to the nation's capitol -- Survivor's glee -- Postcard from the hurricane's eye -- Fairy tale in reverse -- Broken toy club -- Play it again, Salmonella -- The fiasco in Colorado -- Caracas -- Hostile proctor -- Buying crack at 3 a.m... -- Pornography for eunuchs -- Another long night -- In the office of dreams -- Never promise someone a poem -- The water is drowning -- The secret -- Stationary earth -- Abscence makes the heart grow fondue -- Acknowledgments.