Incidental Eclipse

Joseph Donahue

“'Hints and symbols die out. / All's actual now.' These lines seem to contain the germ of Donahue's massive, mesmerizing book. Something is going under, something is coming to the surface; each is documented by two voices, one speaking in italics. This sequence confirms Donahue as one of the major American poets of our time." – John Ashbery, poet

"For Donahue...the 'personal' or the 'confessional' is precisely the site of connection to the 'cosmic,' the 'place' at which one's life explodes into myth" – The Alsop Review