Synopses & Reviews
Manything, dan raphael's 21st book, got its title from the wide variety of styles, vocabularies and subjects in the 66 poems within. It begins with a description of the Rapture from downtown Portland and ends talking about cosmological babies with a couple universe of experience and imagination in between, Caliban editor Lawrence Smith writes: "Raphael awakens us to the ecstatic possibility that we might fall right through the sidewalk."
About the Author
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, schooled at Cornell University, Bowling Green State University, and Western Washington University, dan raphael's been active in the Northwest for 4 decades as poet, performer, publisher and reading host. He is the author of 20 other published poetry collections, including Everyone in This Movie Gets Paid (Last Word Press, Olympia, Washington) The State I'm in (nine muses books, Winston, Oregon) and Impulse & Warp: The Selected 20th Century Poems (Wordcraft of Oregon, La Grande, Oregon). An energetic, mind-rattling and engaging performer, dan has given over 200 readings at universities, book stores, festivals, bars and coffeehouses.