Today's poem is "Last Days of the Surreal"

from 5AM

Elton Glaser, a native of New Orleans, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Akron. He is the editor of the Akron Series in Poetry at the University of Akron Press, where he was the director for a number of years. Some of his previous poetry collections include Pelican Tracks and Winter Amnesties. He has received the Iowa Poetry Prize and the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize as well as awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council.

Other poems by Elton Glaser in Verse Daily:
August 1, 2005:   "Half-Numb from Winter, on a Morning Almost Warm "Go for wisdom to the iris, beard..."
March 31, 2004:  "Interior Lighting" "In leaps and staggers, in the beaten-down..."
July 22, 2003:  "The Runes, the Brute Remedies" "Leaves down, and day down, and mercury..."
July 27, 2002:  "Heroic Roses" "Heroic they'd have to be, the way / I let them struggle...."

About 5AM:
Poets in this issue: Marilyn Annucci, Joan E. Bauer, Alan Catlin, Robin Chapman, Julia Crane, Steve Davenport, Christine DeSimone, Denise Duhamel, Aaron Fagan, Yasbel Fernandez-Acuna, Gary Fincke, Brent Fisk Nina Forsythe, Jeff Friedman, Ed Galing, Bill Garvey, Gail Giewont, Elton Glaser, Chris Green, Sonja James, Anne Ward Jamieson, Adrienne Keith, Romella D. Kitchens, Ruth Moon Kempher, Ted Lardner, Gerald Locklin, Marjorie Manwaring, Judy Meiksin, Gary Metras, Carl Miller Daruels, Toni Mirosevich, Dave Newman, Robert Parham, Philip Raisor, Judith Robinson, Jerry Roscoe, Jamie Ross, Hayden Saunier, Patty Seyburn, Ellen McGrath Smith, Thomas R. Smith, Fhilip Terman, Matthew Thorburn, Michael Waters, Jackson Wheeler

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Other poems from 5 AM in Verse Daily:
July 7, 2006:   "Little Gossip" by Sonja James
July 6, 2006:   "Rock Singer Dies Onstage After Acrobatic Leap Gone Wrong" by Christine DeSimone
July 4, 2006:   "Niños Encuerados II" by Jamie Ross
February 10, 2006:   "For My First Wife, While Married to My Second" by Christopher Goodrich
June 25, 2005:  "I wanted to be sure to reach you" by Jean Valentine
June 24, 2005:  "When the River Comes Toward Me" Nance Van Winckel
November 11, 2004:  "Niagara Falls Jumper Explains" by Karla M. Huston
July 3, 2004:  "Bottle Gentian" by Kasey Jueds
June 21, 2004:  "Intertextuality" by Tami Haaland
March 6, 2004:  "Bone Poem" by Heather Davis
February 18, 2004:  "Monsoon" by Mike Dockins
June 9, 2003:  "In Gwendolyn Brooks' Head" by Yona Harvey
December 24, 2002:  "By their works" by Bob Hicok

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