Today's poem is "Figures We're Meant to Believe In"

from Gulf Coast

George Looney's second book is Attendant Ghosts (Cleveland State University Press, 2000). In 2001, Pudding House Press published his Greatest Hits (1990-2000). He won The Missouri Review's Larry Levis Award in Poetry in 2003. He directs the new BFA in Creative Writing program at Penn State Erie, where he serves as editor-in-chief of Lake Effect and translation editor of Mid-American Review.

Other poems by George Looney in Verse Daily:
October 30, 2004:  "Madness in the Form of Birds" "Folks say mynahs mimic human speech...."

Other poems by Gulf Coast in Verse Daily:
March 14, 2005:  "The Museum of Being Born" by Jennifer Militello

About Gulf Coast:
Poets in this issue: Bay Anapol, Karen Anderson, Dan Beachy-Quick, Erica Bernheim, Sophie Cabot Black, Jericho Brown, Stephen Burt, Victoria Chang, Darin Ciccotelli, Jonathan J. Clarke, Robin Ekiss, Melissa Ginsburg, Johannes Göransson, Terrance Hayes, Thomas Heise, Brian Henry, Tony Hoagland, James Hoch, Cary Holladay, Joan Houlihan, Allison Eir Jenks, Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis, Kirsten Kaschock, Sally Keith, Deane Lindsey Kern, Ilya Kaminsky, Joanna Klink, Jason Koo, Deborah Landau, Sandra Lim, Ellen Litman, Sonja Livingston, George Looney, Bobbi Lurie, Michael Martone, Adrian Matejka, Ted Mathys, Campbell McGrath, Jennifer Militello, Keya Mitra, Ethan Paquin, Oona Patrick, Joshua Poteat, Chris Powell, Srikanth Reddy, Stephanie Reents, Paisley Rekdal, David Rivard, Martha Ronk, Wendy Sanford, Dominic Smith, Tracy K. Smith, Laura Solomon, Giuseppe Taurino, Judith Taylor, Brian Teare, Karen Volkman, Julie Wade, Tim Weed, Susan Wheeler, Matt Williamson, C. Dale Young, Dean Young, Matt Zambito

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Gulf Coast * Department of English * University of Houston * Houston, TX 77204-3013
Executive Editor: Mark Doty * Managing Editor: Sasha West

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