Today's poem is "Skeleton"
from Dog Language

Copper Canyon Press

Chase Twichell has published five previous books of poetry, co-edited The Practice of Poetry, and co-translated Rabindranath Tagore’s The Lover of God (Copper Canyon). Her work has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Artists Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. After teaching for many years she left academia to start Ausable Press, which publishes contemporary poetry. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, the novelist Russell Banks.

About Dog Language:

"Suppose you had Sappho’s passion, the intelligence and perspicacity of Curie, and Dickinson’s sweet wit, all mixed into a brilliantly shifting connectivity of ideas, scenes, creatures, phantoms, moods, and suspicions, and set her in the life we know we live. Then you would have the poems of Chase Twichell, which are so splendid and astonishing that they actually console her readers in the parlors of Pompeii."
—Hayden Carruth

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