Daniel Kane

Daniel Kane’s collection Ostentation of Peacocks is coming out in November from Egg Box Publishing. He teaches at the University of Sussex.

Two Poems

Daniel Kane, 30 April 2009

Two Ornithology Variations


It’s OK that the material world is tenuous. However, I must remind myself to ‘grab it

by the shoulders’ and ‘give it a shake’ in case it gets cancelled entirely. If the phone rings,

I’ll pick it up on the first chirp – why wait for the second or the third? The desire to impress

in this way is depressing. Now is the time to...

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