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April 1988
80 pages  

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The Niobe Poems
Daniels, Kate
Now back in print, this heralded second collection by the award-winning poet centers around the Greek myth of Niobe and the theme of endurance.
Kate Daniels is also the author of The White Wave, winner of the 1983 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, and Muriel Rukeyser: A Life of Poetry.
"Reexamines lyric epiphany with the brute language, the cruel music of the everyday." —James Hunter, Village Voice

"Gives dignity and authenticity to the cradle and hearthstone." —Maxine Kumin, Georgia Review

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Kate Daniels’s central myth is that of Niobe, the mother in Greek mythology whose children were killed by the gods because of her great pride in them. She taps the lasting power of the ancient story in poems about personal loss and political insanity. Though the subjects are frequently grim, the final effect of the book is not, since Daniels’s central theme is endurance, the discovery of what we need to survive.


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