Today's poem is "The Comfort of Strangers"

from The National Poetry Review

Jeffrey Levine is the author of two books of poetry, Rumor of Cortez (Red Hen Press, 2005) and Mortal, Everlasting, winner of the Transcontinental Poetry Prize from Pavement Saw Press (2002). Nine times nominated for a Pushcart Prize, he has won the Larry Levis Prize from The Missouri Review, North American Review’s James Hearst Poetry Prize, the Mississippi Review Poetry Prize and the Kestrel Poetry Prize, among others. In 1999, he founded Tupelo Press.

Other poems by Jeffrey Levine in Verse Daily:
January 18, 2006:   "Frogs" " The bad men want nothing to do with me..."
September 9, 2005:   "God of Reprieve and Other Small Miracles " "You can see her from the lake...."
August 22, 2005:   "According to the polar reports, "there is no grief. Too cold for that. Still, age after age..."

About The National Poetry Review:
Poets in this issue: Michelle Boisseau, Claudia Burbank, Bridget Cross, J.P. Dancing Bear, Chad Davidson, Karl Elder, Cathryn Essinger, Rachel Hadas, Kimberly Johnson, Sarah Kennedy, Tina Kelly, Reeves Keyworth, Lynne Knight, Jeffrey Levine, S.D. Lishan, M.B. McLatchey, Muriel Nelson, Carol Quinn, Wendy Videlock, Ellen Wehle

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Editor: C. J. Sage

Other poems from The National Poetry Review in Verse Daily:
January 30, 2006:   "Deep Sea Dantesca" by Carol Quinn
January 27, 2006:   "Hibernaculum" and "Or," by Bridget Cross
January 24, 2006:   "Pertinacious Seedheads" by Michelle Boisseau
June 28, 2005:  "West Nile" by J. P. Dancing Bear
June 23, 2005:  "Tell The Time" Theodore Worozbyt
June 22, 2005:  "Three Boats, One Afternoon" Jennifer Michael Hecht
June 21, 2005:  "The Personal Touch" Bob Hicok
December 27, 2004:  "The Compost Heap" by A. E. Stallings
December 22, 2004:  "Against Elegies" by M. B. McLatchey
December 21, 2004:  "On Starlings" by Tara Bray
December 20, 2004:  "Elephant" by Emily Rosko
April 16, 2004:  "To a Friend Unable to Write" by Lynne Knight
April 15, 2004:  "Nursery Shellgame" by Diane Thiel
April 14, 2004:  "Lilith" by A. E. Stallings
April 12, 2004:  "The Tree Frog" by C. Dale Young
August 8, 2003:  "Island Myths" by J. P. Dancing Bear
August 7, 2003:  "Pushkin and the Black Sea" by Diane Thiel
August 5, 2003:  "Betta Splendens" by Ellen Kirvin Dudis
August 4, 2003:  "A Bone to Pick with You" by A. E. Stallings

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