Today's poem is "Blue Failure"
from The Small Anything City

Dream Horse Press

Cynthia Arrieu-King received an M.F.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently completing a Ph.D. in English literature at the University of Cincinnati. Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Hotel Amerika, Diagram, Margie, Good Foot, Court Green, Grasslands Review, and other journals. She is also an echocardiographer.

Books by Cynthia Arrieu-King: The Small Anything City

Other poems on the web by Cynthia Arrieu-King:
Two poems
"French Mother with Tornado Sirens in Background"
"Advanced Winter"
Two poems
Three poems
"At an Elaborate Summer Barbeque Without You"

About The Small Anything City:

"I admire Cindy King’s elegance. She has a forked tongue, but both sides speak so eloquently, and both contribute to the quiet beauty of her poems. She speaks with the off-handed lightness and omnivorousness of Frank O’Hara, and somehow, also, with the quiet precision of Elizabeth Bishop. 'A bomb went off. The ferry started to sink', she says; big things happen in these poems, and tiny things happen in these poems. The equanimity with which she wraps all of them up together in her voice is beautiful."
—Matthew Rohrer

"In Cindy King's poems there's a surprise in every couple of lines, Things move fast, and a cool wittiness informs everything—call it postmodern metaphysical. This is an auspicious first collection."
—Ed Ochester

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