Today's poem is "If They Don't Have Ritalin in Heaven,"
from Fuchsia in Cambodia

Triquarterly Books/Northwestern University Press

Roy Jacobstein is the acclaimed author of the poetry collections A Form of Optimism, Tourniquet, Ripe, and Blue Numbers, Red Life. He has received the James Wright Prize, the Felix Pollak Prize, and the Morse Poetry Prize. His poetry has appeared in many publications, including the Threepenny Review, the Southern Review, TriQuarterly, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. Jacobstein is a public health physician who lives with his wife and daughter in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Other poems by Roy Jacobstein in Verse Daily:
November 30, 2006:   "A Form of Optimism" " I doze in tranches and planes..."

Books by Roy Jacobstein: Fuchsia in Cambodia, A Form of Optimism, Tourniquet, Ripe, Blue numbers, red life

Other poems on the web by Roy Jacobstein:
Two poems
"A Form of Optimism"

Roy Jacobstein's Home Page.

About Fuchsia in Cambodia:

"Capacious in its imagination, flexible in its range of social reference, wise, funny, and profoundly engaged in the complex ethics of private conscience and global citizenship, Fuchsia in Cambodia continues the astonishing trajectory of Roy Jacobstein's earlier work. Who else among us can write with equal authority about assembly lines in Detroit, bullock carts and prayer wheels in Tibet, urban topography in Washington DC, the blessing ceremony for a newly adopted daughter in Cambodia, the stricken tediums of adolescence, the tender anxieties of fatherhood, the shame and burlesque and serendipity of contemporary political life, the resilience of human affection? New in the present volume is a richly augmented technical range: moving from an expansive colloquial line to stern monometer, from thumbnail narrative to kaleidoscopic revery to movie pitch, these poems are a source of joy."
—Linda Gregerson

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