Twice Removed, Ralph Angel
Angel provokes in the reader the recognition of longings just beyond reach of articulation. Though his poems are addressed to complexity, the language is not obscure: his intense, visionary lyricism arrives in a seamless weave of elegance and streetwise savvy. Angel stands as an American original, and this book will expand his already large and passionate audience of readers.
Angel is the author of four poetry books: Anxious Latitudes; Neither World, which received the 1995 James Laughlin Award; Twice Removed; and Exceptions and Melancholies: Poems 1986-2006. He teaches at the University of Redlands, and a member of the MFA Program in Writing faculty at Vermont College. Originally from Seattle, he lives in Los Angeles.