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Showing Light a Good Time
by Dan Raphael

Subject: Poetry
Publisher: Jazz Police (USA)

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first edition trade paperback, 100pp p/b, ISBN 1877655368, 2001 UK: £8.95
Europe: £11.71
USA: £12.76
Elsewhere: £13.21
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    These are extraordinary poems of daily life, intensely felt and spoken. The poet speaking here is 'the balancing fire ... centered so close to home/ rising without yeast, accelerating without an engine.' All this in a river of charged language and amazing imagery. Dan Raphael is one of our most enduring, unique, and authentic poets, a poet with a truly universal and protean conception of things ... In this collection he's at the top of his form.
    John M. Bennett, editor, Lost & Found Times
    Overheard at a Dan Raphael reading:
    She: "Do you think he's ever taken acid?"
    He: "Taken it!? I think he wears a patch."

"To some extent, I see myself as a medium for the energy and knowledge inherent in any language; but to a similar extent I see my limitations as a medium, my own convoluted psyche, as well as a strong concern and deep consternation for the current status of the world we live in that language itself may not share." - Dan Raphael

Dan Raphael has published 13 books of poetry, his poems have appeared in over 200 magazines, and his high-energy readings and performances have delighted audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest. His book Molecular Jam was published by Jazz Police Books in 1996.