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Today's poem is "Gacela of Animal Theory"
from Gacela of Narcissus City

Main Street Rag Publishing Company

J. P. Dancing Bear is the editor of the American Poetry Journal and the independent literary press, Dream Horse Press. He is the author of Billy Last Crow, (Turning Point Press, 2004) and What Language (Slipstream, 2002) winner of the 2002 Slipstream Chapbook Prize. Salmon Poetry will publish his second full-length collection, Conflicted Light. Bearís work has appeared in Mississippi Review, New Orleans Review, National Poetry Review, Shenandoah, Poetry International, Marlboro Review and Hotel Amerika, among others. He is the host of public radio station KKUPís weekly hour-long poetry program, Out of Our Minds, which features some of Americaís best contemporary poets reading and talking about their work. He is a founding editor of the on-line magazine, the DMQ Review. J.P. Dancing Bearís translations of Blanca Castellónís poetry have appeared in the Marlboro Review, International Poetry Review, Redactions, Iconoclast and Buckle&.

Other poems by J. P. Dancing Bear in Verse Daily:
July 16, 2006:   "On Falling and Failing" " If Icarus were to speak, he'd kvetch..."
June 28, 2005:  "West Nile" "The birds began to rust..."
April 27, 2005:  "Iago, the Poet" ""First, let me say it is sickening, this syrupy public..."
February 14, 2005:  "Sky of Sleep" "Sometimes she is a tree..."
August 19, 2004:  "Gacela of Animal Wisdom" "Apollo, Apollo, when will you leave the animals alone?..."
August 8, 2003:  "Island Myths" by "We were once two islands..."
June 14, 2003:  "Persephone at the Farmer's Market" "Even now, I cannot lose the memory of scent...."
May 3, 2003:  "Departing Phoenix" "I swallow bird songs that do not resurface..."
October 10, 2002:  "The Lonelier Moon" "Armstrong has seen it / from its sister...."

Books by J. P. Dancing Bear: Gacela of Narcissus City, Billy Last Crow, What Language, Blue Hand

Other poems on the web by J. P. Dancing Bear:
"Sisyphus Has Time For One More Question"
"Gacela of a Wedding Day"
"Island Like a Heart"
"Canaries"
"Dia de los Muertos"
Four poems
"Birthday Note"
"Gacela of Consumer Apathy"
"The Cannonball"
"Fish Tale"
Two poems
"Marriage"
"Fertile Crescent"
"Every Dog is Two Dogs:"
"Gacela of the Heart of Darkness"
"Trepanning the Dust"
Four poems

J. P. Dancing Bear's Home Page.



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