Today's poem is "The Indentured"
from Blue Colonial

The American Poetry Review

David Roderick has published poems in several journals, including The Hudson Review, The Missouri Review, New England Review, TriQuarterly, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. He earned an M.F.A. at the University of Massachusetts and spent two years as a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. A native of Plymouth, Massachusetts, he is currently the Kenan Visiting Writer at the university of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Other poems by Dorothy Barresi in Verse Daily:
November 30, 2005:   "Cod" " We're off the headlands of a fable..."
September 16, 2002:  "Advertisement for the Ford Explorer" "Both bumper and bison's horns point west..."
September 4, 2002:  "Blue Colonial" "I was bored until I began rigging catastrophes..."

About Blue Colonial:

"David Roderick's poems are exquisitely made with language that is rich and precise. He convinces us that we are all pilgrims committing our acts of courage as well as our little crimes. This book is immensely rewarding."
—James Tate

"These eloquent poems show, in line after line, how charged and poignant is the intersection between history and memory. These are poems of hidden lives, where the power of colony often yields to the love of place. This is an outstanding debut collection."
—Eavan Boland

"In Blue Colonial, David Roderick's astonishingly accomplished collection of poems, Roderick continually 'roam[s] the periphery' in search of something new. What he finds there by way of salvage, excavation, renovation, and restoration is a 'new language to weigh each item' of his recoveries. And what he demonstrates in a steady and equable fashion is the over-arching lesson of art and life: 'the harder something was, the better chance...of finding it.' I'm grateful for what Roderick's roaming has produced, these poems that bring the periphery of American history, collective and personal, into sharp, material focus. In doing this Blue Colonial provides a fresh entrance into the future of American poetry."
—Michael Collier

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