Today's poem is "Almost Impervious"

from The Iowa Review

Nance Van Winckel's fourth collection of poetry is Beside Ourselves (Miami University Press, 2003). A new collection entitled No Starling, will be out this year from University of Washington Press. She's received a Pushcart Prize, Poetry Magazine's Friends of Literature Award, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. Recent poems appear in APR, Ploughshares, New Letters, and The Massachusetts Review. She's published three books of short fiction, most recently Curtain Creek Farm (Persea Books, 2000). Quake (University of Missouri Press, 1998) received the 1998 Paterson Fiction Prize.

All the poems by Nance Van Winckel that have appeared on Verse Daily:
April 23, 2008:   "Knowing No Better" "In the course of one night..."
June 12, 2007:   "Eat This" " Target cake with a bull's-eye looming...."
February 19, 2007:   "Sky One" "In an early sky, the molecules of my wings..."
December 28, 2006:   "The Object of the Object" " : to bound, or be..."
November 6, 2006:   "The Forgiveness Channel" " Is your shadow bird over..."
December 20, 2005:   "And the Wound Says" " Step into the river and let the ripples cool us...."
June 24, 2005:  "When the River Comes Toward Me" "it comes with whatever it's..."
January 12, 2005:  "Awaiting the Return Ferry" "Ghostly, echoes of old guffaws from a crowd..."
July 13, 2004:  "Simone Weil at the Renault Factory (1935)" "A thread in a line of threads, she stands..."
January 9, 2004:  "Let me Remind You You Are Still Under Oath" "Out of marsh out of the bronchial..."
February 3, 2003:  "Passing Through the Shadows Of Great Buildings" "The beggar in plaid blankets wanted to kiss my hand..."
January 15, 2003:  "Cautionary Tale" "The funny bearded goat..."
January 6, 2003:  "Bid Me Be the Bird" "May the lower, liquid half of the world..."

Books by Nance Van Winckel: No Starling, Beside Ourselves, After the Spell, The 24 doors: Advent calendar poems, The Dirt, Curtain Creek Farm, Limited Lifetime Warranty,

Other poems on the web by Nance Van Winckel:
"Waking, Working"
Seven poems
"Verlaine Still in Prison"
"Jonah, Going the Opposite Way"
"The Company We Keep"
"Nicholas by the River"
"Insemination Tango"

Nance Van Winckel's Home Page.

About The Iowa Review:

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Other poems by The Iowa Review in Verse Daily:
July 13, 2008:   "On the Water" by Robley Wilson
July 4, 2008:   "Cantilevered Bedtime Story" by Deborah Bogen

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