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Jeffrey McDaniel
Jeffrey McDaniel (born 1967 in Philadelphia) is a slam poet who has performed in diverse locations such as Lollapalooza 1994, the National Poetry Slam, the Globe in Prague and the Moscow Writers Union. His writing has been included in anthologies such as Ploughshares, The Best American Poetry 1994, and The New Young American Poets, and on the National Endowment for the Arts website. He currently teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. On August 14, 2007, he made a blog post to his MySpace Music Profile in which he revealed that his fourth volume of poetry, The Endarkenment, is coming out in the fall of 2008 on the University of Pittsburgh Press, and that he is currently working on two novels; "One is a new project that is plot-driven and involves poetry in a comedic way. It's told in the third-person, which I had always resisted. I am about 50 pages in. The other project is something I started six years ago and have yet to finish. It's about 400 pages and needs an ending and a vigorous re-write. It also involves poetry, but is darker and more emotional, or it seems that way to me."

the quiet world
In an effort to get people to look
into each other's eyes more,
the government has decided... [read poem]
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