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Daniel Boscaljon

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Aug 3, 2015

In a musical landscape dominated by bombast, we too rarely find ourselves invited to pause and reflect to the sounds and stories offered by musicians familiar with the power of...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Jul 16, 2015

Black Canaries, a film by Jesse Kreitzer, offers a haunting meditation on hope and suffering told through a series of striking images. Set in the early 20th...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Jun 9, 2015

Cracker's latest album heralds and encore to their 1990s heyday -- photo courtesy of crackersoul.com Cracker w/ Chrash The Mill -- Tuesday, June 9 at 8 p.m. Cracker, a genre-bending...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Mar 22, 2015

I enter through the gate, its cold irons bound to deter all but the most melancholy. The place is crowded with the thick silence of the dead. Their bodies, encased...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Mar 9, 2015

I feel cobblestones beneath my feet and remember how my bike jolted as I had raced home against the day. The lights guide me forward, under sky and over stone,...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Feb 27, 2015

Two women walk down the street, headed toward a gas station, smoking. Their cigarettes have a light beyond the red glow of...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Feb 8, 2015

I open my eyes and see an amorphous fog that muffles the tonal differences among the shades that seem suddenly unsayable—the way that, at the decisive moment, your mouth forgets...

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Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Jan 25, 2015

'Falling Down’ is the eighth installment in Daniel Boscaljon’s literary nonfiction series Becoming A Ghost: The wind desires to continue dancing, attempts to slow my descent, but I plummet downward...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Jan 11, 2015

All movement makes us aware that we hasten toward our death in a dynamic vector, and I see mine immanently before me. Time compacts. Seeing your “life” flash before your...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Dec 14, 2014

River runs slowly in the verdant valley near the ghost town of flooded buildings, winding by the boathouse where we laughed through lunch, under bridges and traintracks...

-- Photo by Jeremy Page (Creative Commons)
Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Nov 30, 2014

"We mow blades of grass to uniform levels, and love similarly -- cutting people to small sizes, allowing only trivial forms of care we then call love." -- Photo by...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Nov 16, 2014

'Losing Weight' is the fourth installment in Daniel Boscaljon's literary nonfiction series Becoming A Ghost. ...

Becoming a Ghost
Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Aug 25, 2014

Part three of the 'Becoming a Ghost' literary nonfiction series. -- illustration by Zoë H. Brown 'Becoming a Ghost' is a literary nonfiction series by UI English instructor Daniel Boscaljon....

Becoming a Ghost
Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Jul 9, 2014

Part two of the 'Becoming a Ghost' literary nonfiction series. -- illustration by Zoë H. Brown Through the dimming haze of an autumn sun I see smoke pillar above idle...

Becoming a Ghost
Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Jun 27, 2014

Becoming a Ghost is a creative writing series by Iowa City writer Daniel Boscaljon. As she speaks, I shiver and sense a shift as the objects around me expose themselves,...