Today's poem is "Turning 50"

from Beloit Poetry Journal

Bruce A. Jacobs's work has appeared in American Writing, The African-American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal and many other publications. His book of poems, Speaking Through My Skin, won the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Prize. He is a graduate of Harvard who has received grants and writing residencies in the U.S. and abroad.

Other poems from Beloit Poetry Journal in Verse Daily:
August 28, 2004:  "Obsolescence" by Leigh Anne Couch
August 27, 2004:  "The Weight of the World" by Frank Steele
August 26, 2004:  "For the Suicides" by Lola Haskins
August 25, 2004:  "Half Life" by Reynolds Dixon
August 24, 2004:  "The Last Ivory-Billed Woodpecker" by Bruce Tindall
June 11, 2004:  "Famish" by Lisa Furmanski
June 8, 2004:  "A Short History of the Republic" by John Haines
March 7, 2004:  "Waning Moon" by Conrad Hilberry
March 5, 2004:  "Portrait of the Family Without a Father" by Ken Victor
March 4, 2004:  "At the Intersection" by Andrea Heny
March 1, 2004:  "Marriage Bed" by Annie Boutelle
December 23, 2003:  "Exactly at midnight" by Margaret Aho
April 8, 2003:  "The Totality of Facts" by Allan Peterson

About Beloit Poetry Journal:
Poets in this issue: Rebecca Dunham, Mary Kane, Dawn Potter, Rae Gouirand, Joshua Rivkin, Adrian Blevins, Walter Bargen, Siobhan Phillips, Eleanor Stanford, Laura Esckelson, Deirdre Callanan, Leslie Shinn, Sarah Smith, Bruce A. Jacobs, Zach Savich, Lee Rossi, R.S. Armstrong, Ian Bickford, Mahmoud Darwish

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Beloit Poetry Journal * P.O. Box 151 * Farmington, ME 04938
Editors: John Rosenwald * Lee Sharkey

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