A Late Apology
by Daniel Anderson • from The Night Guard at the Wilberforce Hotel • Johns Hopkins University Press
Daniel Anderson teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Oregon and is a winner of the Pushcart Prize.
The Night Guard at the Wilberforce Hotel
"Daniel Anderson's fine new poems are plain spoken, and yet their outwardness turns subtly inward as we read and endows each subject with depth and discovery." (Richard Wilbur)
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