Daniel Shapiro’s Child With A Swan’s Wings is reviewed in American Book Review

Elizabeth Cohen reviews Daniel Shapiro’s Child With A Swan’s Wings in the May/June 2020 issue of American Book Review.

Oh, to be the poet Daniel Shapiro! The whimsical narrative poems in Child with a Swan’s Wings, bring forth such things as mermen in showers, the deepest thoughts of an Incan rodent, the history of a brick, even the emotions of a shadow. To read through the five sections of this book (and a “coda”) is to time travel, bounce between seen and unseen worlds, and slip into other dimensions. Each poem opens a door to imagined realms of the vastest dimensions. Honestly, it is how I imagine it would be to go on an ayahuasca retreat, if such an experience could be distilled into poetry.

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