Join us for an evening of poetry with author Daniel Moore. Daniel will be reading from and discussing his book Waxing the Dents. There will be time for questions and book signings after the talk. 



On this long road to somewhere, which I call “relationships,” regardless of the vehicle given, dents will be made and received. Poetry is how I’ve learned to wax those wounded, rusty, places, to own their presence by making them shine as brightly as their crash.


The chapbook, BOYS, like real boys packs raw, powerful emotion in a deceptively small package. These are twenty-five poems that wrestle with sorrows and joys, strength and weakness, power and vulnerability that all boys struggle with on the journey to manhood, but few have the artistic talent to shape into words. Daniel Edward Moore takes us on a poetic journey into the souls of boys with honest grit, integrity and sensitivity. BOYS is an epic journey disguised as a chapbook.

Philip F. Clark, author of The Carnival of Affection (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017), writes that the poems in Daniel Edward Moore’s BOYS are “beautifully crafted, with the muscle of extraordinary imagery and emotion, they are also simply transformational—using the poet's art to inhabit us, fill us, and urge us to ask not who we are, but who we can become. They are poems that change us, indeed, for the good.”

Edward Harkness, author of The Law of the Unforeseen (Pleasure Boat Studio, 2018), writes, “Daniel Edward Moore’s BOYS is a collection of poems in an utterly distinctive voice, where rage and pain rise suddenly off the page like startled quail… Through the alchemy of language, the world’s hurts can become luminous. And in Moore’s poems, they do.”


Daniel lives in Oak Harbor, Washington on Whidbey Island. His poems are forthcoming in Weber Review, Cultural Weekly, Tule Review, January Review, Plainsongs, The Cape Rock, Artifact Nouveau, Magnolia Review and Kestrel. His chapbook, “Boys,” was recently released from Duck Lake Books. His first book, Waxing the Dents, was a finalist for the Brick Road Poetry Book Prize, and will be released in February 2020. Visit him at danieledwardmoore.com

Event date: 
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
509 E 4th Ave
Olympia, WA 98501
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