Today's poem is "Upon Witnessing My Mother Impossibly Blossom Above My Father's Deathbed"

from The Kenyon Review

Kevin Stein is the author of seven books of poetry and criticism, including the forthcoming collection American Ghost Roses (University of Illinois Press, 2005), in which the poems in this issue will appear. Caterpillar Professor of English at Bradley University, he is the newly appointed Illinois poet laureate.

About The Kenyon Review:
Poets in this issue: Jane Hirshfield, Kevin Young, David Kirby, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Daniel Anderson, Fleda Brown, Phillis Levin, Jerry Harp, Gary Young, Grace Schulman, Timothy Steele, Victoria Chang, Joanna Goodman, Kevin Stein

Other poems from The Kenyon Review on Verse Daily:

October 14, 2004:  "They Shoot Birds" by Dionisio D. Martinez
October 13, 2004:  "Elephants and Butterflies" by Alan Michael Parker
October 12, 2004:  "Pomme Prisonniere" by Tenaya Darlington
October 11, 2004:  "Morning in Liguria" by Philip Levine
July 17, 2004:  "The Truth of Poetry" by Sharon Dolin
July 13, 2004:  "Simone Weil at the Renault Factory (1935)" by Nance Van Winckel
April 6, 2004:  "Start of March, Connemara" by Eamon Grennan
January 9, 2004:  "Let me Remind You You Are Still Under Oath" by Nance Van Winckel
January 6, 2004:  "Folded Back" by Rachel Hadas
October 4, 2003:  "So Begins The Lasting Silence" by John E. Smelcer
October 3, 2003:  "Target Practice" by Dolores Hayden
May 7, 2003:  "In Earnest" by Joshua McKinney
December 15, 2002:  My People by Dean Young
October 25, 2002:  "When I Taught Mary to Eat Avocado" by Alison Stine
September 13, 2002:  "Like Lavrinia" by Kimiko Hahn

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