Today's poem is "The Pomegranate"
from The Dirty Side of the Storm

W. W. Norton

Martha Serpas is the author of a previous collection of poems, Côte Blanche, and is a native of Galliano, Louisiana. She has taught at Yale Divinity School, the University of Houston, and the University of Tampa, where she is currently an associate professor of English.

Books by Martha Serpas: The Dirty Side of the Storm, Cote Blanche

Other poems on the web by Martha Serpas:
Two poems
"Fais Do-Do"
"The Diener"
"A Chaplet for Lana"

Martha Serpas according to Wikipedia.

About The Dirty Side of the Storm:

"At once a love song and a dirge to a landscape being swallowed by the waters that define it."
St. Petersburg Times

"One of the foremost volumes of new American poetry since the deaths of Elizabeth Bishop and May Swenson. . . magnificently new in American poetry."
—Harold Bloom

"A textured, soulful book . . . feels like a spiritual necessity—universally useful in this moment of climate change"
—Benjamin S. Grossberg

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