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Today's poem is "The personal touch"

from The National Poetry Review

Bob Hicokís most recent collection, Insomnia Diary, is out from Pitt. Animal Soul was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Bob teaches at Virginia Tech.

Other poems by Bob Hicok in Verse Daily:
November 25, 2004:  "Founder's day""I introduced John Adams to the Pacific..."
March 8, 2004:  "Building a painting a home" "If I built a barn I'd build it right into the sky..."
February 17, 2004:  "Truth About Love" "I apologize for not being Gandhi or Tom..."
February 16, 2004:  "Shopping at the ocean" "Trying to save the bug she killed the bug..."
December 24, 2002:  "By their works" "Who cleaned up the Last Supper?..."
August 29, 2002:  "Sorting the Entanglements" "In my will the basement goes to the spiders...."
July 14, 2002:  "Whither Thou Goest" "Fish can have mad cow disease and I have a problem / with that...."

Other poems from The National Poetry Review in Verse Daily:
December 27, 2004:  "The Compost Heap" by A. E. Stallings
December 22, 2004:  "Against Elegies" by M. B. McLatchey
December 21, 2004:  "On Starlings" by Tara Bray
December 20, 2004:  "Elephant" by Emily Rosko
April 16, 2004:  "To a Friend Unable to Write" by Lynne Knight
April 15, 2004:  "Nursery Shellgame" by Diane Thiel
April 14, 2004:  "Lilith" by A. E. Stallings
April 12, 2004:  "The Tree Frog" by C. Dale Young
August 8, 2003:  "Island Myths" by J. P. Dancing Bear
August 7, 2003:  "Pushkin and the Black Sea" by Diane Thiel
August 5, 2003:  "Betta Splendens" by Ellen Kirvin Dudis
August 4, 2003:  "A Bone to Pick with You" by A. E. Stallings

About The National Poetry Review:
Poets in this issue: Bob Hicok, Reginald Shepherd, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Bruce Bond, Theodore Worozbyt, Jason Gray, John Pursley III, Charlotte Mandel, Kelly McGuinness, Kevin Carrizo di Camillo, Judith Goldhaber, J. P. Dancing Bear, Mike Dockins, Rob Carney

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