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Cloud Tablets

F. Daniel Rzicznek

32 pages
The Kent State University Press

“F. Daniel Rzicznek’s Cloud Tablets presents to us prose poems as they’re meant to be—chock full of surprising images and compelling music. Where else would we find sheep in a library and a seraphim at a nightclub other than in a prose poem? Rzicznek presents these moments and others with the right mix of narrative and lyricism. There’s a gasp of surprise in each of these poems, exclamation points of existential joy waiting in the marginalia.”—Gary LaFemina

“F. Daniel Rzicznek harvests the world as process in fine detail, isolating the moment of perception as an act of faith. Read Cloud Tablets and learn the marvel of the wakened life; the vision is unsparing, exacting, and beautiful to know. Uncompromising in observation, unhesitant in lyric dream, Rzicznek’s lovely voice is original, stripped in its honesty as he encounters, in the most poetic of prose, the stubborn and flexible world.”—Amy Newman

Author Bio
F. Daniel Rzicznek teaches English at Bowling Green State University, where he also serves as poetry editor for Mid-American Review. His poetry has appeared in Smartish Pace, Fugue, Meridian, New Hampshire Review, Blackbird, Double Room, and other magazines.