Today's poem is "The Shapes Sadness Can Take"

from Quarterly West

Lance Larsen's second collection, In All Their Animal Brilliance, won the 2004 Tampa Review prize. His poems have appeared in Paris Review, Kenyon Review, New York Review of Books, and elsewhere. In 2003 he received the Writers at Work fellowship in nonfiction, and in 2004 a Pushcart Prize in poetry. He teaches at BYU.

Other poems by Quarterly West in Verse Daily:
May 4, 2005:  "Once a Man" Dionisio D. Martínez
October 5, 2004:  "Very" by Kurt S. Olsson
October 4, 2004:  "Tekmerion" by David Axelrod
April 20, 2004:  from Threnody by Heidi Blitch
April 13, 2004:  "Salvages" by Robyn Sarah
August 28, 2003:  "Broken Fable" by Cynie Cory
August 26, 2003:  "Resolution" by Eamon Grennan
August 25, 2003:  "Street Fair" by Lynne McMahon
March 8, 2003:  "Even Before Your Elbow Knocked Over The Glass" by Emily Rosko
February 26, 2003:  "Apology, a Love Poem" by Leah Nielsen
February 13, 2003:  "The Advent of Zero" by Paul Guest
October 26, 2002:  "The Judgment of Paris (Whereabouts Unknown)" by Jim Barnes
October 23, 2002:  "Padua" by Mark Halperin
October 2, 2002:  "The Dead" by Kate Northrop

About Quarterly West:
Poets in this issue: Leslie Busler, Dionisio D. Martínez, Gaylord Brewer, Katherine Soniat, Lisa S. Steinman, James Grinwis, Lance Larsen, John Kinsella, David Hernandez, Robert Funge, James Haug, Jennifer Perrine

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