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Dan Raphael: Manything Goes at Mother Foucault’s
October 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Come help Dan Raphael celebrate the launch of his new book, Manything (Unlikely Books, New Orleans).
Lawrence Smith, editor of Caliban, wrote: “It is appropriate that Dan Raphael’s Manything has come out in the year of Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday. Raphael is one of the few poets since Whitman to have such a complete delight in the multiplicity of the world. His integration of the objects of man’s making with the wildness of nature is liberating. The poet’s body parts can function independently and often co-mingle freely with dirty streets, rain, bottles, squirrels, and the sun. Manything is a vision, one that moves us beyond our complacency, making us less sure that the world we navigate daily is what we think it is. Like Louis Aragon in Paysan de Paris, Raphael awakens us to the ecstatic possibility that we might fall right through the sidewalk.”
For four decades, Dan Raphael has been active in the Northwest as poet, performer, editor and reading host. His most recent book, Everyone in This Movie Gets Paid, was published in 2016 by Last Word Press, who will also be publishing Dan’s next book this winter, The Closer You Get to Nowhere. Most Wednesdays Dan writes and records a “current events poem” for The KBOO Evening News.