Today's poem is "The Table"
from Undid in the Land of Undone

New Issues Poetry & Prose

Lee Uptonis the author of four other books of poetry and four books of literary criticism, most recently Defensive Measures. Her poetry and fiction appear widely. She is a professor of English and the Writer in Residence at Lafayette College.

Other poems by Lee Upton in Verse Daily:
April 25, 2006:   "Undid in the Land of Undone" " All the things I wanted to do and didn't..."

Books by Lee Upton: Undid in the Land of Undone (New Issues Poetry & Prose) , Defensive Measures, Civilian Histories, The Muse of Abandonment, Approximate Darling, Obsession and Release, Jean Garrigue, No Mercy, Invention of Kindness,

Other poems on the web by Lee Upton:
"The Broom"
"The Decorator Crab"

Lee Upton according to Wikipedia.

About Undid in the Land of Undone:

"In Upton's fifth book of poetry, she returns to tableaus in history, both mythical and actual. She pictures Emily Dickinson with blossoms in her hands, Dido standing before the burning pyre at Carthage; even lines from Shakespeare become fodder for a rich imagining of scene. The poems move between ancient settings and modern metaphorical language, high seriousness and humor."
—Camille-Yvette Welsch

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