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Today's poem is "July"

from The American Poetry Journal

C.J. Sage resides in Rio Del Mar, California, where she works as a Realtor. She also edits The National Poetry Review and teaches at De Anza college. Her poems appear in Ploughshares, Shenandoah, The Antioch Review, The Threepenny Review, Prairie Schooner, Black Warrior Review, POOL, Backwards City Review, et cetera. Books are Odyssea, Field Notes in Contemporary Literature, And We the Creatures and Let's Not Sleep.

Other poems by C.J. Sage in Verse Daily:
October 2, 2008:   "Goat" "Hoofed culler of things ignored..."
June 19, 2008:   "Some Coin" "Inside, she was hendecagonic...."
March 31, 2008:   "Ostriches" "When my father held his head from the sand for a time..."
March 16, 2007:   "The San Simeon Zebras" by C. J. Sage
January 26, 2006:   "The Dark Pelican" " Her nest is crude (though on the shore it rests..."
November 2, 2005:   "Choir" by C.J. Sage
September 8, 2004:  "Managing Myth" "From time to time the red-winged blackbirds tumble..."
December 31, 2003:  "Litany for Treetops" "The way the wind breaks across a giraffe's neck..."
September 17, 2002:  "Birth Ghazal" and "Bridge Ghazal" "I want to say before I die: my heart is clear; my hands, reborn...."
August 27, 2002:  "Sonnet For Carryhouse and Keeper" "I met a man who'd kept a snail as pet...."

Books by C.J. Sage: Odyssea, Field Notes in Contemporary Literature, And We the Creatures: Fifty-One Contemporary American Poets on Animal Rights and Appreciation, Let's Not Sleep

Other poems on the web by C.J. Sage:
"Needle"
Two poems
"Peripetia, or Flowers for Everyone"
"Memorandum on Human Being"
"The Terza Rima of Bird and Fish"
"Safari, Safari"
Two poems
Two poems

About The American Poetry Journal:
Poets in this issue: Bruce Cohen, Rebecca Aronson, Marilyn Annucci, Kathleen Lynch, Rob Carney, Mil Norman-Risch, Belinda Subraman, Jennifer Sullivan, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Tom Holmes, Nicole Walker, Lisa Markowitz, Jason Bredle, Brent Calderwood, Philip Memmer, Elisabeth Murawski, Judy Kronenfeld, Keith Montesano, Kyle McCord, Ronda Broatch, Judith Skillman, James Doyle, Doug Sutton-Ramspeck, Daniel Bowman Jr., Caki Wilkinson, Nancy Burke, Olivia Clare, Jacqueline Marcus, Adam Vines, Alba Cruz-Hacker, Sarah J. Sloat, Michael Ogletree, Hannah Craig, Mitchell Metz, T. Zachary Cotler, Cindy Beebe, Mary Moore, Karen An-hwei Lee, Lesley Jenike, Susan Meyers, John Minczeski, Andrew Demcak, Nick Courtright, C.J. Sage, Steven D. Schroeder

About The American Poetry Journal:

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Editor: J.P. Dancing Bear

Other poems from The American Poetry Journal in Verse Daily:
September 27, 2007:   "We Little Historians" by Nicolas A. Destino
September 26, 2007:   "Spring" by Jennifer Juneau
September 25, 2007:   "Pacific" by Lola Haskins
September 24, 2007:   "Raft" by Dorianne Laux
March 16, 2007:   "The San Simeon Zebras" by C. J. Sage
March 8, 2007:   "Sevenling (Emotions scramble)" by DGB Featherkile
March 6, 2007:   "Love Note to Alfred E. Neuman" by C. J. Sage
September 1, 2006:   "Clockwork" by Steven D. Schroeder
August 29, 2006:   "At The End Of A Long And Varied Career" by Tom C. Hunley
February 2, 2006:   "Paradise in the City of Shivering Bells" by S.D. Lishan
January 31, 2006:   "Cupid and the Party Dress" by Cassie Sparkman
January 29, 2006:   "When I Was Gone to Summer" by Theodore Worozbyt
January 26, 2006:   "The Dark Pelican" by C.J. Sage
January 23, 2006:   "Holy Spirit" by Nicole Cuddeback
October 6, 2005:   "How to Talk to Your Yard as If Itís Your Lover" by Mary Christine Delea
September 29, 2005:   "Love Song to My Neighborhoods" Kelli Russell Agodon
September 27, 2005:   "Vermont Barn" Lynne Knight
September 26, 2005:   "Enter, Fall" Margot Schilpp
March 1, 2005:  "Wonder Woman Dreams of the Amazon" by Jeannine Hall Gailey
February 24, 2005:  "Garden of the Material" by B. L. P. Simmons
February 23, 2005:  "Catch" by Jennifer Michael Hecht
July 22, 2004:  "Angel Shark" by Hailey Leithauser
July 21, 2004:  "A H O Y !" by Jason Gray
July 19, 2004:  "It is the Soul" by Hannah Stein

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