Today's poem is "Deathsong"
from Cuckoo's Blood

Copper Canyon Press

Stephen Berg is the author of numerous collections of poetry and translations and has been awarded the Frank O'Hara Memorial Prize, a Columbia University Translation Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Pew, Rockefeller, and Dietrich Foundations, as well as from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has taught at Princeton and Harverford and currently is professor of humanities at the University of the Arts in Philidelphia. He is founder and co-editor of The American Poetry Review and was editor (with Robert Mezey) of the highly acclaimed Naked Poetry anthologies.

Books by Stephen Berg: For a list of books available by Stephen Berg click here.

Other poems on the web by Stephen Berg:
"Sunday Afternoon"
"Cold Cash"

About Cuckoo's Blood:

"We need poets like this. Mr. Berg relentlessly describes what we would often prefer to forget but can't allow ourselves to forget."
The New York Times Book Review

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