Today's poem is "An Underworldliness"
from Upgraded to Serious

Copper Canyon Press

Heather McHugh is the recipient of a 2009 MacArthur Fellowship. She is the author of thirteen books of poetry, translation, and literary essays, including a Griffin International Poetry Prize translation, as well as Pulitzer and National Book Award finalist volumes. McHugh has taught literature and writing for over three decades, most regularly at the University of Washington in Seattle and in the low-residency M.F.A. Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She lives in Seattle.

Other poems by Heather McHugh in Verse Daily:
October 29, 2008:   "My Heart to Fear" "It's an illness in her, they think, seeing me kneel..."
December 27, 2006:   "Medium as Meteorologist" " Listening in or looking out..."
June 28, 2004:  "Ill-Made Almighty" "The logos thrives, it is crawling..."
September 25, 2003:  "Song for a Mountain Climber" "Since fondness is rooted in folly..."

Books by Heather McHugh:

Other poems on the web by Heather McHugh:
Three poems
"Hackers Can Sidejack Cookies"
Five poems
Four poems
Twenty-one poems
"Language Lesson 1976"
"Take Care"

Heather McHugh according to Wikipedia.

About Upgraded to Serious:

"If McHugh is serious, she’s anything but grim; with all her punning, bantering, and mock scolding of herself . . . she brightens the shadowy corners of her world with verbal pyrotechnics."
—The New York Times Book Review

"Her poems are open, resilient, invisibly twisted: part safety net, part trampoline...honest and essential as a blood count."
—The Village Voice Literary Supplement

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