- Kind: Perfectbound
- Pages: 196
- Language: English
- Date Published: June, 2020
- ISBN: 978-1-948017-83-1
But the gesture contains the ultimate
Meaning of language. For it is language
That embodies the form of future. And we must
Read it and hear it and pronounce the drama
In our own constructions. Here is the eternity
Of language, the ever-present flow of signs.
Here Hamlet speaks through us, through
Our own stagings. The ghost recognizes us
In the dark, and we take his dying as the dying
Of the son, as the dying of a poetry that lives beyond itself.
Daniel Gabriel is the author of Hart Crane and the Modernist Epic: Canon and Genre Formation in Crane, Pound, Eliot, and Williams (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), Sacco and Vanzetti (Gull Books, 1983), and Columbus (Gnosis Press, 1993); and the editor of Richard Darabaner’s Plaint, a collection of his poems (Dos Madres Press, 2012), for which he also wrote the introduction. Sacco and Columbus are both book-length poems, or poetic works, on historical subjects. Theater productions include a stage version of Sacco and Vanzetti, and the plays The Four Seasons of Salt, Exits, Snowbound, and The Fortunate Instant, an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher.” He has a Ph.D. in English from The City University of New York Graduate School, and taught for many years at Rutgers University. He lives with his wife Marlen, a writer, in Berlin, Germany.