Today's poem is "The Pause in the Plummet for Prayer"
from The Fire Landscape

The University of Arkansas Press

Gary Fincke is professor of English and creative writing at Susquehenna University. He has published nineteen books of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction. Standing Around the Heart (University of Arkansas Press) was a finalist for the 2007 Paterson Poetry Prize. Sorry I Worried You won the 2003 Flannery O’Connor Prize for Short Fiction. The Canals of Mars: A Memoir will be published this year.

All the poems by Gary Fincke that have appeared on Verse Daily:
March 29, 2005:  "Bird Elegy" ""In post-apocalypse stories, when more..."

For Books by Gary Fincke click here.

Other poems on the web by Gary Fincke:
Three poems
"The Weaknesses of the Mouth"
"Things that Fall from the Sky "
"The Sorrows"
Five poems
"The Universal Language"

Gary Fincke's Website.

Gary Fincke according to Wikipedia.

About The Fire Landscape:

"The Fire Landscape is an eloquent addition to a masterful body of work by one of our best multi-genre writers."
—Michael Waters

"No one is better than Gary Fincke at locating grand gestures inside the fragile details that make up a life. . . . The old dangers, the old fears, rise before us with radioactive language and an exactness of phrase, of line, that feels like catechism."
—Fleda Brown

"[A] remarkable series of poetic sequences . . . a bildungsroman for a generation that grew up watching the horizon for a different glow, the almost-wished-for atomic bomb. Few poets have so unnervingly located the personal at the imploding heart of a particular historical epoch."
—James Harms

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