Today's poem is "Popular Science"

from The Literary Review

Steve Davenport, Associate Director of Creative Writing at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is the author of two books, Uncontainable Noise, winner of the Transcontinental Poetry Award (Pavement Saw Press, 2006), and Murder on Gasoline Lake (2008), winner of the New American Press Spring 2007 Chapbook Contest. His poetry and prose have been published in many magazines. He also has written scholarly essays and reviews and given a number of presentations, with a specialty on Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation. Since 2004, he has been the Creative Nonfiction Editor of Ninth Letter.

Books by Steve Davenport: Murder on Gasoline Lake, Uncontainable Noise

Other poems on the web by Steve Davenport:
"Shore Song in Cinq Cinquain"
"Wrong Dog Song"
"Dismembered Love Notes"

About The Literary Review:
Writers in this issue: Richard Becker; Steve Davenport; Ngo Tu Lap Translated by Martha Collins; Mary Rose O’Reilley; Augusto Rodríguez Translated by Alexis Levitin; Shya Scanlon; J.P. Seaton and other translators of Chinese poetry; Andrzej Sosnowski; Benjamin Paloff; Ilan Stavans Wyatt; Renée Ashley; Madeleine Beckman; Walter Cummins; Jena Salon

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Editor-in-Chief: Rene Steinke

Other poems from The Literary Review in Verse Daily:
March 21, 2008:   "Popular Science" by Michele Newcomb
March 18, 2008:   "Gloucester" by Ann Snodgrass
October 19, 2007:   "Lywelwyn's Dog" by Peter E. Murphy
October 16, 2007:   "The Night in Question" by Paul Lisicky
April 4, 2007:   "Climograph" by James Grinwis
April 1, 2007:   "So You Want to Be a Teaching Assistant in English" by Jeff Worley
March 31, 2007:   "In 1986 My Uncle Jack Sits On His Front Porch" by William Delman
May 25, 2006:   "Fairy Tale" by Kathleen McGookey
May 22, 2006:   "=" by Lightsey Darst
March 19, 2006:   "Unveiling" by Diane Mehta
March 17, 2006:   "but the house sparrows are . . ." by Jon Woodward
October 7, 2005:   "When Will We Begin?" by Eric Elshtain
October 3, 2005:   "Refugee" Richard Hoffman
May 27, 2005:  "The Gazing-Globe Garden" Jeanne Larsen
May 24, 2005:  "Music Left by Another" George Looney
May 22, 2005:  "Dishonest Elegy for a Sentimental Mood" Melissa Koosmann
May 20, 2005:  "Pas De L'Incise" D. Nurkse
January 27, 2005:  "What Goes On" by Scott Topper
January 26, 2005:  "We Golems" by Michael Demos
December 9, 2004:  "Seeing Through Things" by Diane Mehta
December 8, 2004:  "Oh Yes Tomorrow Expect the Ordinary" by Renée Ashley
December 7, 2004:  "Fleur de Lys" by Daniel Mark Epstein
December 6, 2004:  "Animals at My House" by Eduardo Chirinos, translated by G. J. Racz
October 9, 2004:  "Prose Poems" by Louise Ho
May 19, 2004:  "There Must be Music or Fear" by Rodney Wittner
May 18, 2004:  "Pythia: The Process" by Rita Signorelli-Pappas
February 4, 2004:  "Insomnia" by Rick Mulkey
May 28, 2003:  "The Garden" by David Daniel
January 17, 2003:  "The Shelter in Children's Stories" by Stephen Frech
December 29, 2002:  "Quo Journal: Just as They Come" by Michael Morse
July 28, 2002:  "The Heron" by Kathleen Jamie

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