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Today's poem is "Pertinacious Seedheads"

from The National Poetry Review

Michelle Boisseauís books of poetry include Trembling Air, University of Arkansas Press, 2003; Understory, winner of the Morse Prize, Northeastern University Press, 1996, and No Private Life, Vanderbilt, 1990. She is also author of Writing Poems (Longman), now in its sixth edition, and a professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she is Associate Editor of BkMk Press.

Other poems by Michelle Boisseau in Verse Daily:
February 12, 2004:  "Potato Speculates on Popularity" "I don't want trouble, but the rutabagas..."
January 13, 2004:  "Sun Surveys Other Cynosures" "A cosmopolitan stuck in the sticks..."
December 17, 2003:  "Thorn Gets Theoretical" "You got it wrong. I'm no escort..."
December 10, 2003:  "Don't" "Along the furry case, the seams..."
January 31, 2003:  "Collect Call" "Whatever he means, my brother means no harm..."
January 7, 2003:  "Steadily" "In the sun-ladled spot we dug for it..."

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:
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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