Today's poem is "Poem For The Twenty-First Century Gatekeeper"

from Backwards City Review

Clay Matthews's work is published (or will be) in Black Warrior Review, Drunken Boat, the tiny, H_NGM_N, Forklift, Ohio, Best New Poets 2005, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Muffler, is out from H_NGM_N B__KS.

About Backwards City Review:
Poets in this issue: Martin Arnold, Julia Johnson, John Pursley III, Beth Anne Royer, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Debbie Urbanski, Mark Wallace, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, Andrew Kozma, David Harrison Hornton, C.L. Bledsoe, Amish Trivedi, Clay Matthews, Melissa Jones Fiori, Noah Flack, David Shumate

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Editors: Gerry Canavan, Tom Christopher, Don Ezra Cruz, Patrick Egan, Jaimee Hills

Other poems from Backwards City Review in Verse Daily:
March 16, 2006:   "Rider Unhorsed" by Gibson Fay-LeBlanc
March 14, 2006:   "The Circus Woman Who Is Discussing Someone Else's Idea of Temptation" by Debbie Urbanski
August 31, 2005:   "If I'd Known it was Going to be That Kind of Party" by Marc McKee
August 29, 2005:   "Renegade Salmon" " by Lisa Jarnot
January 29, 2005:  "Summer Crookneck" by Erica Bernheim
January 28, 2005:  "On a Return to Being a Polemic against Light Verse" by Arielle Greenberg

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