By Dan Raphael
This can be my experiment. a few of the textual content could glance bizarre, yet that's as a result printing no longer the compression.
"dan raphael's poetry is recombinant linguistic treatment, an exploration past phrases and through language to the myriad complexity of things...raphael turns out to have absorbed his material after which we could it communicate its piece via the medium of his voice...Nowhere is there a extra natural expression of the concept that shape can be the extension of content material. those poems breathe out and in with stressed depth, made but extra shiny by means of the poet's urgent have to get anything the entire method throughout to the reader or listener. raphael takes us locations poetry hasn't ever been before." -- Charles Potts, The Temple, quantity 1, No. 2
"Dan Raphael's poetic saxaphone frequently feels like horns, bass, and drums jamming jointly improvisationally on the interwoven, gyred-up currents and cusps of this millenium changing into the next... those poems are enormously exact and evocative. they're extremely smart Earth poems that face difficulties through exploring and by means of altering the character of the questions. they can be funny and straight away intensely severe. they're folksy virtually of their voice and concurrently a brand new department of excessive surrealism -- grounded in understanding and the inventive power of what is." -- James Grabill, writer of The Poem emerging Out of the Earth and status Up in Someone
"Dan Raphael is without doubt one of the progenitors of what I check with because the "real underground" of the modern poetry scene... just like the better of his contemporaries, Jake Berry or Will Alexander, Raphael takes his language into the speedily constructing chasms of recent sci-tech terminology, whereas nonetheless protecting his stability of humor. in actual fact, in interpreting his textual content, we're prior the top of the twentieth century. we're glimpsing via a shattered kaleidoscope the socio-economic smash of the Jeffersonian perfect. "...don't admit the wear, keep watch over the chaos." -- Ivan Arguelles, writer of Enigma & diversifications