Today's poem is "First Date, and Still Very, Very Lonely"

from Gulf Coast

Brenda Shaughnessy is is the author of Interior with Sudden Joy and Human Dark with Sugar (Copper Canyon Press 2008), which won the 2007 James Laughlin Award. Her poems have been published in Bomb, Conjunctions, McSweeney's, the New Yorker, the Paris Review and elsewhere. She is poetry editor of Tin House magazine and Tin House Books and has taught poetry at many institutions, including Eugene Lang College and Princeton University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.

Other poems by Brenda Shaughnessy in Verse Daily:
April 14, 2008:   "Dancing In My Room Alone" "I could be an eel in whirled stillwaters..."
March 28, 2008:   "Magic Turns to Math and Back" "If time were tellable, we wouldn't keep asking...."

Books by Brenda Shaughnessy: Human Dark with Sugar, Interior with Sudden Joy

Other poems on the web by Brenda Shaughnessy:
Three poems
Four poems
"Me in Paradise"
Two poems

About Gulf Coast:

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Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Art * Department of English * University of Houston * Houston, TX 77204-3013
Poetry Editors: Paul Otremba, Brian Russell and Kent Shaw
Other poems by Gulf Coast in Verse Daily:
March 10, 2008:   "Reclamation" by Bob Hicok

March 9, 2008:   "Parable of a Blade of Grass" by Roger Reeves
April 18, 2005:  "Sonnet" by Karen Volkman
April 4, 2005:  "Figures We're Meant to Believe In" by George Looney
March 14, 2005:  "The Museum of Being Born" by Jennifer Militello

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