Today's poem is "Water Study"
from The Headless Saints

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Myronn Hardy is the author of the book of poems, Approaching the Center, which won the 2002 PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award. He has received fellowships from the Annenberg Foundation, Cave Canem, Instituto Sacatar, and Fundación Valparaiso. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Callaloo, Tampa Review, Many Mountains Moving, and elsewhere. He lives in New York City where he’s completing his first novel.

Books by Myronn Hardy: The Headless Saints, Approaching the Center

Other poems on the web by Myronn Hardy:

About The Headless Saints:

"These spare, clear-eyed verses are remarkable for the ease with which they reveal a poet of ambitious intelligence and wellhoned craft. Myronn Hardy has written a collection of quietly combustible poems that remind us of just what a gifted poet’s deftly judicious craft can produce in music and emotion."
—Kwame Dawes

"Myronn Hardy’s The Headless Saints is a book comprised of lyrical epiphanies that embrace the everyday and the mythical, and there is no way to escape the full thrust of these marvelous poems. The tropical feel in The Headless Saints, in the pace and space of the crafted imagery, is tangible and believable."
—Yusef Komunyakaa

"‘To stare is to see nothing. / It’s in quiet observation where all becomes visible.’ These lines sum up the vigilant spirit of Myronn Hardy’s agile second book, The Headless Saints, which offers an apt vision of the black Diaspora in cogent, kaleidoscopic shards. With a meticulous eye, he sees ‘white chickens thin as vertebrae’ or contemplates the inedible ‘blood porridge’ of a violent, bigoted world. Hardy’s cosmopolitan poems can seem as delicate as a trellised vine or as strong as ironwork: he’s a quietly artful, wonderfully clear-sighted poet."
—Cyrus Cassells

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