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Today's poem is "Watermelon"

from New Letters

Alice Frimanís book Zoo (U of Arkansas P, 1999) won the Ezra Pound Poetry Award from Truman State University and the Sheila Motton Prize from the New England Poetry Club. Her latest collection of poems is The Book of the Rotten Daughter (BkMk P, 2006). She lives in Milledgeville, Ga., where she serves as poet-in-residence at Georgia College & State University.

All the poems by Alice Friman that have appeared on Verse Daily:
December 17, 2006:   "The Fireman and His Wife" " Sensing the exact amount..."
April 13, 2006:   "Dust" " The lawn rolled back like a rug..."
August 22, 2002:  "The Exile" "A woman takes the same walk / each afternoon...."

Books by Alice Friman: The Book of the Rotten Daughter, Zoo, Inverted Fire, Song to my sister, Loaves and Fishes, Reporting from Corinth

Other poems on the web by Alice Friman:
"Another Spring"
"Reverie"
"This April"

Alice Friman's Personal Page.

About New Letters:
Poets in this issue: David Clewell, Nance Van Winckel, Mark Halperin, Richard Foerster, Amisha Patel, Randall R. Freisinger, Wayne Miller, Moikom Zeqo, William Kloefkorn, Alice Friman, Floyd Skloot, Albert Goldbarth

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Other poems from New Letters in Verse Daily:
June 9, 2007:   "Aware of Angels" by Mark Jarman
February 20, 2007:   "The Deer" by Michael Chitwood
February 17, 2007:   "Nighties" by Maria Mazziotti Gillan
September 23, 2006:   "Aurora Borealis" by Mary Jo Salter
May 29, 2006:   "Quail" by Dore Kiesselbach
November 23, 2005:   "Migration" by Brian Swann
May 15, 2005:  "Water Walking Stick" Stuart Friebert
May 7, 2005:  "The Small Toe" Linda Hogan
January 12, 2005:  "Awaiting the Return Ferry" by Nance Van Winckel
January 10, 2005:  "How Else Today" by Albert Goldbarth
September 29, 2004:  "Of Unsent Letters, One" by Jill Osier
September 28, 2004:  "Go" and "Gone" by Mark Irwin
September 26, 2004:  "Houses Made Only of Entrance" by Abe Louise Young
September 24, 2004:  "After Eden" by Linda Pastan
May 16, 2004:  "Wild Things in a Dream" by Heather Ross Miller
January 21, 2004:  "With Two Camels and One Donkey" by Robin Becker
July 25, 2003:  "Meridian" by Mia Leonin
May 26, 2003:  "The Flag of My Disposition" by Elaine Sexton
April 14, 2003:  "On the Holy Friar Crossing a Suspension Bridge to Paradise" by Joanna Goodman
February 3, 2003:  "Passing Through the Shadows Of Great Buildings" by Nance Van Winckel
January 6, 2003:  "Bid Me Be the Bird" by Nance Van Winckel
September 26, 2002:  "The Sacrifice" by Jim Simmerman

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