"Images that are satisfyingly clear . . . and excitingly inexplicable." —Robert Pinsky, Washington Post
"Intimate and hypnotic . . . whether turning her gaze inward or outward, these poems question the moral, aesthetic, and metaphysical needs that poetry exists to fill." —Ploughshares
"Levin's work is phenomenological; it details how it feels to be an embodied consciousness making its way through the world." —Boston Review
In her newest collection, Dana Levin uses humor, jump-cut imagery, and popular culture references in preparation for the approaching ...
From Ars Poetica
Six monarch butterfly cocoons clinging to the back of your throat— you could feel their gold wings trembling. . .
Dana Levin’s singular voice and talent are unmistakable. Wedding Day is Levin’s quest to synthesize the public and private, to find pattern and connection amid the disparate elements of modern life. Relentless in her examinations, she ultimately puts faith in poetry, believing it is the truest means—and best chance—to bridge the chasms between soul and society. Readers will put faith in Levin’s poetry as well.
"This is the language of a prophet: Levin's art, in this book certainly, takes place in a kind of mutating day of judgment: it means to wipe a film from our eyes. It is a dare, a challenge, and, for all its considerable beauty, the opposite of the seductive...Sensuous, compassionate, violent, extravagant: what ...
"Readers will find that this work carries the pulse of their darkest sorrows, in the breath of their humanity. Highly recommended."—Library Journal
"Intimate and hypnotic."—Ploughshares
"Levin has the skilled ear, magnificent tongue, and fierce mind of the truly prophetic."—Rain Taxi
"Levin's work is phenomenological; it details how it feels to be an embodied consciousness making its way through the world."—Boston Review
"Death is the new and unshakeable lens through which I see," writes Dana Levin about her third book, in which she confronts ...