Today's poem is "Black Iris"

from Columbia Poetry Review

Bruce Bond is the author of The Anteroom of Paradise (Silverfish Review Press, 2006), his other collections of poetry include Cinder (Etruscan Press), The Throats of Narcissus (University of Arkansas), Radiography (Natalie Ornish Best Book of Poetry Award, BOA Editions), Independence Days (Robert Gross Award, Woodley Press), and four chapbooks. He has won numerous honors including fellowships from the NEA, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and other organizations, and his poetry appears regularly in national journals and anthologies such as Best American Poetry, The Yale Review, The Georgia Review, and The Paris Review. Presently he is Professor of English at the University of North Texas and Poetry Editor for American Literary Review.

Other poems by Bruce Bond in Verse Daily:
August 14, 2006:   "Planetarium" by Bruce Bond
April 18, 2004:  "The Ghost of Weather" "My father takes smaller steps..."
March 30, 2004:  "Rehearsals for the New Order" "The courthouse is empty now ablaze..."
October 12, 2002:  "The Chimneys" "After the fire the monoliths of brick..."
July 23, 2002:  "Mercy" "Dear happiness, forgive me..." About Columbia Poetry Review:

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Columbia Poetry Review * English Department * Columbia College Chicago * 600 South Michigan Ave. * Chicago, IL 60605
Editors: Christopher Ankney * Ryan Collins * Cora Jacobs * Jacob Saenz

Other poems by Columbia Poetry Review in Verse Daily:
August 22, 2006:   "Birds, Women and Writing" by Medbh McGuckian
August 21, 2006:   "Say the Boy" by Seth Abramson

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