Today's poem is "My Sea Legs"
from My Zorba

Bloof Books

Danielle Pafunda is the author of Pretty Young Thing (Soft Skull Press, 2005), and the chapbook A Primer for Cyborgs: The Corpse (Whole Coconut Chapbook Series, forthcoming). Her poems have been chosen three times for Best American Poetry (2004, 2006, and 2007). Other poems and reviews have appeared in such publications as American Letters & Commentary, Conjunctions, the Georgia Review, and TriQuarterly. She is coeditor of the online journal La Petite Zine, a doctoral candidate in the University of Georgia's creative writing program, and Spring 2008 Poet-in-Residence at Columbia College Chicago.

Other poems by Danielle Pafunda in Verse Daily:
December 7, 2007:   "Cord of Wood" "Livid. Warp-stacked, scenting, known. The law whelps..."
December 6, 2007:   "Pearl" "Permanent prenatal nimbus, whack-skulled..."
December 5, 2007:   "I Am Talking Dirty to You Like You are the Only One in the Room" "Down to the boneyard, then. And dig your corpse and..."

Books by Danielle Pafunda: My Zorba, Pretty Young Thing

Other poems on the web by Danielle Pafunda:
Four poems
"Market Street"
Four poems
"Calendar Girl Dailies"
"Out of Townie"

Danielle Pafunda's Blog.

About My Zorba:

"The outrageous love child of Berryman's squirrelly syntax and Dickinson's hermetic phrasal splicing, My Zorba envisions language as peek-a-boo theater. Part oracle, part exhibitionist, the speaker of these missives wields her fractured 'I' through the polysex costumage of gender. Pafunda's finger-in-the-eye pole dance sparkles with gothic fantasias created from the medical detritus of culturally annihilated bodies, dissected by the complicity of our own voyeuristic gaze."
—Lara Glenum

"Lies, all lies."
—J. M. LeCroix, friend of the family

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