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How to Catch a Falling Knife

How to Catch a Falling Knife - 10 edition

How to Catch a Falling Knife - 10 edition

ISBN13: 9781882295791

ISBN10: 188229579X

How to Catch a Falling Knife by Daniel Johnson - ISBN 9781882295791
Edition: 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Alice James Books
Published: 2010
International: No
How to Catch a Falling Knife by Daniel Johnson - ISBN 9781882295791

ISBN13: 9781882295791

ISBN10: 188229579X

Edition: 10

Summary

Like an album of photographic negatives, this book is transformed by light, inhabited by family, illness, mortality, and faith. Daniel Johnson hammers plain speech into exquisite song that is celebratory, mysterious, and elegiac. This transfixing collection resounds with what's left unsaid.

From "Hungry for Wonder":

Smoke smeared the sky.
the sun was a hole,
but my mother wouldn't believe

the river was burning.
Another drowned twin,
a two-headed perch: perhaps,

but water, brown and crooked
as it was, still wouldn't burn.
Must be a mill caught fire, my mother said.