Today's poem is "The Möbius Strip of Grief"
from What Love Comes To: New and Selected Poems

Copper Canyon Press

Ruth Stone was born in Virginia in 1915. She began writing poetry before the age of five, and since then has published thirteen volumes of poetry. In 2002, Stone won the National Book Award and the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets for her book In the Next Galaxy. She has received many other awards and honors, including the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Whiting Award, and two Guggenheim Fellowships. Stone was appointed Vermont's State Poet in 2007.

Other poems by Ruth Stone in Verse Daily:
October 1, 2004:  "Weathering" "If your barn goes down in a high wind..."

For Books by Ruth Stone click here.

Other poems on the web by Ruth Stone:
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Ruth Stone according to Wikipedia.

About What Love Comes To: New and Selected Poems:

"Many of Stone's loyal readers may know only her most recent, and most celebrated works: the National Book Award-winning In the Next Galaxy, and its immediate prequels, which present a poet of wisdom and experience in clear, compact free verse... this wry and thoughtful poet, akin to Stanley Kunitz, and sometimes to Grace Paley, appears again in many new poems here..."
Publishers Weekly

"We may pull down the shades in order to get on with things, but Stone pulls them up to remind us that the real stuff of life isn't about to disappear. Her poems often attend to the everyday. What prevents them from becoming simply catalogues of regularity is her will to reveal the existential within the ordinary."
The New York Times Review of Books

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