Contributions by Dakota Garilli

Book Review: The River Underneath the City by Scott Silsbe

By | Book Review, Dakota Garilli, Poetics, Prose

The River Underneath the City Poems by Scott Silsbe Low Ghost Press, 2013 $10.00 In August of 2012, my mother drove me across the state of Pennsylvania from Bergen County, New Jersey. We were headed for my new apartment in Pittsburgh. Mom had no clue what to expect. What would this timeworn city have to …

Book Review: Chapel of Inadvertent Joy by Jeffrey McDaniel

By | Book Review, Dakota Garilli, Poetics, Prose

The Chapel of Inadvertent Joy Poems by Jeffery McDaniel University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013 $15.95   The first Jeffrey McDaniel poem I ever read was “The Quiet World,” originally published in his 1998 collection The Forgiveness Parade. I found it in the Poetry Foundation’s archive and only read it in isolation—appropriate, perhaps, since silence and …