Today's poem is "Dante's The Inferno "Canto I""

from New Letters

Mary Jo Bang 's latest book of poetry, Elegy (Graywolf Press, 2007), reviewed in this issue, was awarded the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. Her first book of poetry, Apology for Want (Middlebury, 1997), won the 1996 Bakeless Poetry Prize and the 1998 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award. She has received a Pushcart Prize, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, and a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation. Her sixth collection, The Bride of E, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in fall of 2009. She teaches at Washington University, in St. Louis, Mo.

All the poems by Mary Jo Bang that have appeared on Verse Daily:
July 18, 2007:   "Goodbye Is Another Word for Not" " Imagine the movie..."
July 7, 2007:   "G Is for Not Just One George" " Gilbert and his brother, plus the monkey..."
June 25, 2007:   "There Is No Pretending" " There is no pretending to know..."
January 1, 2007:   "Where" " In this cicada city, we are dead..."
October 17, 2005:   "The Cruel Wheel Turns Twice" " And tightens until language can't bear this..."
July 4, 2003:  "Gretel" "Mother, I am bare in a mist-mad forest..."

For Books by Dante Alighieri click here.

Books by Mary Jo Bang: Elegy, The Eye Like a Strange Balloon, Louise in Love, Apology for Want, The Downstream Extremity of the Isle of Swans, Whatever You Desire

Other poems on the web by Mary Jo Bang:
Three poems
"Beast Brutality"
Six poems
Three poems
"The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity"
"Begin Here"
"The Beauties of Nature"
"Ham Paints a Picture to Illustrate an Early Lesson: O Trauma!"
"Mrs. Autumn and Her Two Daughters"
"In the Book of all that's Befallen"

Dante Alighieri according to Wikipedia.

About New Letters:
Poets in this issue: Rawdon Tomlinson, Rika Lesser, Nancy White, Michael Joyce, Ann Snodgrass, Patricia Clark, Dante Alighieri, Mary Jo Bang, Willis Barnstone, Albert Goldbarth, Bill Ellison, Leon Stokesbury, Leslie Adrienne

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Other poems from New Letters in Verse Daily:
December 13, 2007:   "My Heart" by Kim Addonizio
December 11, 2007:   "Uncles (Play)" by Kevin Young
November 24, 2007:   "Watermelon" by Alice Friman
June 9, 2007:   "Aware of Angels" by Mark Jarman
February 20, 2007:   "The Deer" by Michael Chitwood
February 17, 2007:   "Nighties" by Maria Mazziotti Gillan
September 23, 2006:   "Aurora Borealis" by Mary Jo Salter
May 29, 2006:   "Quail" by Dore Kiesselbach
November 23, 2005:   "Migration" by Brian Swann
May 15, 2005:  "Water Walking Stick" Stuart Friebert
May 7, 2005:  "The Small Toe" Linda Hogan
January 12, 2005:  "Awaiting the Return Ferry" by Nance Van Winckel
January 10, 2005:  "How Else Today" by Albert Goldbarth
September 29, 2004:  "Of Unsent Letters, One" by Jill Osier
September 28, 2004:  "Go" and "Gone" by Mark Irwin
September 26, 2004:  "Houses Made Only of Entrance" by Abe Louise Young
September 24, 2004:  "After Eden" by Linda Pastan
May 16, 2004:  "Wild Things in a Dream" by Heather Ross Miller
January 21, 2004:  "With Two Camels and One Donkey" by Robin Becker
July 25, 2003:  "Meridian" by Mia Leonin
May 26, 2003:  "The Flag of My Disposition" by Elaine Sexton
April 14, 2003:  "On the Holy Friar Crossing a Suspension Bridge to Paradise" by Joanna Goodman
February 3, 2003:  "Passing Through the Shadows Of Great Buildings" by Nance Van Winckel
January 6, 2003:  "Bid Me Be the Bird" by Nance Van Winckel
September 26, 2002:  "The Sacrifice" by Jim Simmerman

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