Today's poem is "Magic Turns to Math and Back"

from Quarterly West

Brenda Shaughnessy 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 the 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.

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 Quarterly West:
Poets in this issue: Nicky Beer, Joshua Butts, Miles Fuller, Brenda Shaughnessy, Kristin Hatch, Anna Maria Hong, Alana Joblin, Haesong Kwon, Sandy Longhorn, Karyna McGlynn, Gregory Orr, Joshua Poteat, Benjamin Pryor, Donald Revell, Kathleen Rooney, Brenda Shaughnessy, Emily Symonds, Fritz Ward, Elisabeth Whitehead

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Poetry Editor: Mike White & Kathryn Cowles

Other poems by Quarterly West in Verse Daily:
March 22, 2008:   "Island Remnant" by Endi Bogue Hartigan
April 10, 2007:   "Nocturne: Andalusian Dog" by Tracy K. Smith
October 13, 2006:   "Stepping on the Dog" by Benjamin S. Grossberg
October 10, 2006:   "Aamazon Parable" by Jeffrey Thomson
April 6, 2006:   "Clarity, 1.2" by Mary Ann Samyn
October 1, 2005:   "New Orleans" by Richard Garcia
September 28, 2005:   "Thinks Herself Precious at a Price" Stephen Massimilla
September 23, 2005:   "Washington D.C." Christopher Matthews
September 20, 2005:   "Summer in Tempe" Jennifer Chapis
May 6, 2005:  "The Shapes Sadness Can Take" Lance Larsen
May 4, 2005:  "Once a Man" Dionisio D. Martínez
October 5, 2004:  "Very" by Kurt S. Olsson
October 4, 2004:  "Tekmerion" by David Axelrod
April 20, 2004:  from Threnody by Heidi Blitch
April 13, 2004:  "Salvages" by Robyn Sarah
August 28, 2003:  "Broken Fable" by Cynie Cory
August 26, 2003:  "Resolution" by Eamon Grennan
August 25, 2003:  "Street Fair" by Lynne McMahon
March 8, 2003:  "Even Before Your Elbow Knocked Over The Glass" by Emily Rosko
February 26, 2003:  "Apology, a Love Poem" by Leah Nielsen
February 13, 2003:  "The Advent of Zero" by Paul Guest
October 26, 2002:  "The Judgment of Paris (Whereabouts Unknown)" by Jim Barnes
October 23, 2002:  "Padua" by Mark Halperin
October 2, 2002:  "The Dead" by Kate Northrop

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