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Today's poem is "Scavengers"

from the Southern Review

Fleda Brown won the Felix Pollak Prize for Reunion (2007). She is the author of five other poetry collections, most recently The Women Who Loved Elvis All Their Lives (2004). Poet Laureate of Delaware from 2001 to 2007, she is now retired from the University of Delaware and is on the faculty of Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University.

All the poems by Fleda Brown that have appeared on Verse Daily:
October 25, 2006:   "Trillium" " The universe prefers..."
December 2, 2005:   "Under The Eaves" " Two cottage mice: one trapped, neck snapped..."
August 3, 2005:   "The Death of Cleone "Of course she mistook..."
September 20, 2004:  "Indian River Inlet" "March: nothing here but a blank Tinkertoy city of docks..."
August 20, 2003:  "Water Rising" "When the polar ice caps melt..."

For Books by Fleda Brown click here.

Other poems on the web by Fleda Brown:
Two poems
"Road to Damascus"
Two poems
Three poems

Fleda Brown's Home Page.

About the Southern Review:
Poets in this issue: Colleen Abel, Idris Anderson, Talia Bloch, Beth Bretl, Fleda Brown, Olivia Clare, Claudia Emerson, Chanda Feldman, Alice Friman, Stephen Gibson, Jesse Lee Kercheval, David Kirby, Lynne Knight, Philip Levine, Frannie Lindsay, Jay Rogoff, Will Schutt, Evie Shockley, Floyd Skloot, Michael Spence, Robert Thomas, Joe Wilkins

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Editor: Jeanne M. Leiby

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Other from the Southern Review in Verse Daily:

August 26, 2008:   "Settle" by Chanda Feldman
May 11, 2008:   "Midden" by Brendan Galvin
February 3, 2008:   "Hordes of Indigent Psychologist" by Scott Coffel
January 29, 2008:   "Runaway Bride" by Allison Seay
November 10, 2007:   "Columba livia" by Sandra Meek
November 9, 2007:   "Poltergeist" by Jennifer Metsker
November 6, 2007:   "A celebration of lasting achievment" by Bob Hicok
August 5, 2007:   "Be the Dog" by J. Allyn Rosser
August 2, 2007:   "Haruspicy" by Sarah Hannah
June 6, 2007:   "Not Mattering to the Earth" by Colette Inez
June 5, 2007:   "Something in My Eye" by Allison Smythe
February 9, 2007:   "Mysterious Ways" by Alison Pelegrin
September 15, 2006:   "God of The" by Garrett Doherty
September 14, 2006:   "One Morning a Rose Blooms" by Richard Tillinghast
September 13, 2006:   "Aubade" by Rhoda Janzen
June 22, 2006:   "Trouble." by Melissa Stein
June 19, 2006:   "Love of Sport" by Bob Hicok
January 19, 2006:   "Key to Pronunciation: /sälm/" by Rita Mae Reese
January 17, 2006:   "Leaving the Land" by Stephen C. Behrendt
January 16, 2006:   "The Clown's Mother" by Brent Pallas
November 25, 2004:  "Founder's day" by Bob Hicok
November 24, 2004:  "In Thrush Light" by Gyorgyi Voros
November 23, 2004:  "To Acedia" by Daniel Tobin
November 22, 2004:  "Close Quarters" by Cathryn Essinger
September 25, 2004:  "Dry Brush Painting of Winter Crows" by Barry Sternlieb
September 23, 2004:  "James McNeill Whistler at St. Ives, 1883" by Floyd Skloot
September 22, 2004:  "Keep and Give Away" by Susan Meyers
September 21, 2004:  "The Wife of Job" by Morri Creech
September 20, 2004:  "Indian River Inlet" by Fleda Brown
March 10, 2004:  "See! I Will Not Forget You. I Have Carved You on the Palm of My Hand." by Thomas Reiter
March 9, 2004:  "Mary Rockwell Talks to Her Son in the Hospital after He's Been Stabbed During a Fencing Lesson" by Julianna Baggott
August 20, 2003:  "Water Rising" by Fleda Brown
August 19, 2003:  "Neither the Season, nor the Place" by Susan Meyers
August 18, 2003:  "Revival" by Lynn Powell
June 7, 2003:  "The Reliquary" by Ann Townsend
June 5, 2003:  "Hieronymus and the Lion" by Maurya Simon
June 3, 2003:  "Pink Salmon" by Cecily Parks
May 1, 2003:  "Heron" by John Drury
April 29, 2003:  "For the Fog Horn When There Is No Fog" by Sarah Hannah
December 30, 2002:  "Brains" by Rodney Jones
December 16, 2002:  Heaven by Natasha Saje
September 9, 2002:  "My Emotions Are Like Fish" by John Brehm

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