The Night Guard at the Wilberforce Hotel

The Night Guard at the Wilberforce Hotel

Daniel Anderson


The poems in The evening safeguard on the Wilberforce Hotel navigate the evanescent obstacles among the general public and the non-public self. Daniel Anderson’s settings are frequently social yet by no means fail to show inward, drowning out the chatter of dialog to quietly discover the truths that we concurrently proportion and withhold from one another—even as we stopover at buddies, rejoice a tender couple’s union, or snoop on the conversations of others.

These twenty poems comprise meditations on instructing hungover undergraduates, wine tasting between snobs, and fascinating the warfare on terror from the relief of the suburbs. they're alternately pushed via decorative language that seeks to elucidate and crystallize the beauties of our universal international and the poet’s religion that comradeship finally trumps partisanship. at the same time they weigh and degree the darkness of the guts and the occasionally rash and stingy pursuits of the brain, the poems chorus from saying judgment on their characters. up to they think about, additionally they have fun in special, cautious, and loving phrases the haunting and bracing stimuli from which they originate.

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