Today's poem is "An Introduction to Devotion"

from The Laurel Review

Mary Ann Samyn's most recent book is Purr (New Issues, 2005). She teaches in the MFA program at West Virginia University and directs the Far Field Retreat for Writers at Oakland University.

Other poems by Mary Ann Samyn in Verse Daily:
April 6, 2006:   "Clarity, 1.2" " Considering The Despair of St. Thomas...."
October 15, 2004:  "A Thought, for Example, Is a Form" "Of light. And at the center, light. And at the edges..."

About The Laurel Review:
Poets in this issue: Christopher Arigo, Angela Ball, Jeffrey Bean, Agatha Beins, Sarah Blackman, Michelle Boisseau, Jaswinder Bolina, Wayne Dodd, Sharon Dolin, Allen C. Fischer, Albert Goldbarth, James Grabill, Dan Kaplan, Claudia Keelan, Stephanie King, Cynthia Lowen, Jon Luthro, Erin Malone, Nils Michals, Amy Newman, Simon Perchik, Donald Revell, Martha Ronk, Mary Ann Samyn, Katherine Soniat, Nance Van Winckel, G.C. Waldrep, Amanda Rachelle Warren, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Charles Wright

The Laurel Review * GreenTower Press * Department of English * Northwest Missouri State University * 800 University Drive * Maryville, MO 64468
Co-Editor: Rebecca Aronson, John Gallaher

Other poems from The Laurel Review in Verse Daily:
April 29, 2006:   "Actaeon" by Michael Snediker
April 26, 2006:   "Testament" by Megan Gannon
October 4, 2005:   "Past Waking" by Chris Souza
October 2, 2005:   "Dream: Obedience" Chris Forhan
September 30, 2005:   "Desire & Need" Ariane Bolduc
April 23, 2005:  "Carolina Déjá Vu" Brendan Galvin
April 22, 2005:  "The Art of Sleeping #9 " by Roy Seeger

April 20, 2005:  "Grenade" by Rebecca Hoogs
April 19, 2005:  "Answering Fear as if It Were a Question" by Jennifer Militello
August 20, 2004:  "Flood" by Cassie Sparkman
March 25, 2004:  "Honeymoon" by Rebecca Hoogs

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