Written by Daniel Bachhuber
In this vital collection, Daniel Bachhuber faces the terrors of his life—alcoholic parents, a stillborn child, clinical depression. “Dandelions,” the book’s centerpiece, is a powerful meditation on the Holocaust that places his situation in perspective. He survives hospitalization and in the book’s last section celebrates his family, his world, and poetry: “I hung up the phone,” he writes, “and realized that I was happy, and had been that way since the day I started writing poetry.”
Daniel Bachhuber was born in Milwaukee and now teaches at a Montessori school in St. Paul, Minnesota. His poetry has appeared in many places, including The Christian Science Monitor, The Atlantic Review, and the Southern Review. “Mozart’s G Minor Symphony” won the Billie Muray Denny Poetry Prize.