Today's poem is "At Last"
from Black Box

Copper Canyon Press

Erin Belieu is the author of two previous poetry collections from Copper Canyon Press — Infanta, which was chosen for the National Poetry Series in 1995, and One Above & One Below, which won the Midland Authors and Ohioana prizes in 2001. Belieu is also the coeditor (with Susan Aizenberg) of the anthology The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (Columbia University Press, 2001). Her poems have appeared in places such as The Atlantic Monthly, The Best American Poetry, The New York Times, Ploughshares, Slate, Tin House, TriQuarterly, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. Born and raised in the great state of Nebraska, Belieu studied poetry at The Ohio State University and Boston University. She now lives in Tallahassee, Florida, and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Florida State University.

About Black Box:

"... a voice that seems at times part Emily Dickinson, part Courtney Love, but that is always ready to surprise, to astonish, and, ultimately, to defy comparison."
Boston Book Review

"Erin Belieu's poems are searingly honest — not just in a personal, lyrical way, though they are compellingly that, but in their unflinching confrontation with the hardest truths of human relationships. And they are dazzlingly voiced, full of the shock of rightness that only great poetic voices are capable of. Black Box is an extraordinary collection by one of America's finest poets"
—Robert Olen Butler

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