Today's poem is "To the Family of the Man We Ate 130 Years Ago"
from Burn and Dodge

University of Pittsburgh Press

Sharon Dolin is the author of three previous poetry collections: Realm of the Possible, Serious Pink, and Heart Work, as well as five poetry chapbooks. She is Poet-in-Residence at Eugene Lang College at The New School for Liberal Arts. Dolin also teaches at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y in New York City, where she directs The Center for Book Arts Annual Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition and is a curator for the Broadsides Reading Series.

Other poems by Sharon Dolin in Verse Daily:
November 26, 2006:   "An Ideal Lure" " Sun-treeing, a tease, I of ten loves took leave..."
July 17, 2004:  "The Truth of Poetry" "At the Philadelphia Zoo, it is true I saw the Galapagos..."

For Books by Sharon Dolin click here.

Other poems on the web by Sharon Dolin:
Three poems
"Ode to Nitrous Oxide"
"Blue Ladder (9 a.m.)"
Two poems
Four poems
"Ode to Color"
Four poems

About Burn and Dodge:

"Burn and Dodge is an apt title for this book. Dolin's poems adroitly move in and out of shadow, shed light, contrast or blend as the context demands. The need to measure is strong in these poems, to examine how we live within the constraints of our emotions and how they get the better of us. Her language is lithe and motored, her meanings channeled by her formal devotions, without ever being reduced to mere accoutrements of form. She writes at the edge of compression, with such pop to her lines that I'm reminded of Auden's definition of poetry—'memorable speech.'"
—Bob Hicok

"Sharon Dolin dons her seven-league boots and leaps confidently over our small fenced-in territories (formalism, L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E, blahblahblah), picking from these gardens as she chooses, and devising wily new recipes of her own."
—Albert Goldbarth

"Sharon Dolin moves between tradition and innovation with dazzling agility, speed, and grace. 'By fire. By stammering. Stoning. By water.' Her poems hook us with their candor and wit. While many are meditations on guilt, regret, and doubt, this work has an innate optimism—a restorative quality—that encourages us to 'lust for lust, hope for / hoping' and 'awaken each day, wanting / to want.'"
—Elaine Equi

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