Today's poem is "Why Dogs Tell Stories"

from The National Poetry Review

Cathryn Essinger is the author of two books—A Desk In The Elephant House, which won the Walt McDonald First Book Award from Texas Tech University Press and My Dog Does Not Read Plato, a runner up in the annual Main Street Rag book competition. Essinger is a professor of English at Edison Community College, in Piqua, Ohio.

Other poems by Cathryn Essinger in Verse Daily:
January 15-16, 2005:  "Mourning Doves" "Surely, in the long, dovetailed history..."
November 29, 2004:  "Wonder" "November, and Cinderella's coach is moldering..."
November 22, 2004:  "Close Quarters" "Having never opened a can of sardines..."
March 22, 2004:  "A Desk in the Elephant House" "Sometimes something huge sits down..."

Books by Cathryn Essinger:
The Poetics of Enclosure: American Women Poets from Dickinson to Dove, A Desk in the Elephant HouseMy Dog Does Not Read Plato

Other poems on the web by Cathryn Essinger:
Three poems
"My Dog Practices Geometry"

About The National Poetry Review:
Poets in this issue: Jason Bredle, Lesley Wheeler, Agela Sorby, Noah Michelson, Kelly McGuinness, Cathryn Essinger, Michael Meyerhofer, Liz Robbins, Larissa Szporluk, Cori A. Winrock, J. P. Dancing Bear

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Editor: C. J. Sage

Other poems from The National Poetry Review in Verse Daily:
November 14, 2007:   "Lazy Eye" by Lesley Wheeler
November 13, 2007:   "Poem Starting with a Line by Jason Bredle" by J. P. Dancing Bear
November 12, 2007:   "Chipmunk Squirrel Costume Party" by Jason Bredle
October 20, 2006:   "What Feathers Are For" by Ann Lauinger
October 19, 2006:   "The Trouble with Hammers" by Michael Meyerhofer
October 17, 2006:   "Calling T. From the Cultural Wasteland" by Tara Bray
October 16, 2006:   "At Last, Fire Seen As a Psychotic Break" by Sarah Hannah
February 3, 2006:   "The Comfort of Strangers" by Jeffrey Levine
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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