Places/Everyone

Places Everyone Jim Daniels in his first book of poems draws upon his experiences in living and working in his native Detroit to present a start realistic picture of urban blue collar life Daniels his brothers

  • Title: Places/Everyone
  • Author: Jim Daniels
  • ISBN: 9780299103545
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
  • Places/Everyone

    Jim Daniels, in his first book of poems, draws upon his experiences in living and working in his native Detroit to present a start, realistic picture of urban, blue collar life Daniels, his brothers, his father, and his grandfather have all worked in the auto industry, and that background seeps into nearly all these poems The first of the book s three sections sk Jim Daniels, in his first book of poems, draws upon his experiences in living and working in his native Detroit to present a start, realistic picture of urban, blue collar life Daniels, his brothers, his father, and his grandfather have all worked in the auto industry, and that background seeps into nearly all these poems The first of the book s three sections sketches out this background, then moves into a neighborhood full of people whose lives are so linked to the ups and downs of the auto industry that they have to struggle to find their own lives in Still Lives in Detroit, 2, Daniels writes, There s a man in this picture No one can find him The second section contains the Digger poems, a series on the lives of a Detroit auto worker and his family which tries to capture the effects of the work on life outside the factory Here, we listen to Digger think, dream, wander on psychological journeys while he moves through his routines, shoveling the snow, mowing the lawn, and so forth In section three, the poems move into the workplace, whether that be a liquor store, a hamburger joint, or a factory These poems, sometimes dark, sometimes humorous, concentrate on the efforts of workers to rise above the often depressing work of blue collar or minimum wage jobs, to salvage some pride and dignity The poems in this book try to give a voice to those who are often shut out of poetry They are important These lives are important, and the poems, than anything, say that.

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    1. J. A.

      Not since I found Frank Stanford have I enjoyed poetry this much. The straight forward, honest persona that Daniels has crafted in this book, including Digger, was masterfully done. The book would be an easy read for non-poets, but still offers plenty to study

    2. Peter Derk

      This has one of my all-time favorite poems in it, "Short-Order Cook."Here: poets/poetsorg/poem/sI have this vivid memory. I'm in high school, and this poem pops up in an anthology. Everyone in my AP English Class was confused and hated this poem, but I loved it. Also when we discovered I was the only person in the class who'd worked fast food. These two things are related.I still love this poem, and Jim Daniels definitely is a working man's poet. Nobody writes poems about factory work like he do [...]

    3. David Brooks

      This is a collection of poetry written from the perspective of a lower/working class man living through the collapse of Detroit.Jim Daniels is famous for his series of poems concerning an auto worker in Detroit known as "Digger", which this collection is heavy with. There is a heavy feeling throughout the book of oppressive depression caused by station in life. I admit that for me there are some poems in this collection that are difficult to read because of the empathetic response it inspires.Ov [...]

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