Today's poem is "Crows"
from Black Threads

Carnegie Mellon University Press

Jeff Friedman is the author of three previous collections of poetry: Taking Down the Angel, Scattering the Ashes and The Record-Breaking Heat Wave. He is a core faculty member in the low-residency M.F.A. Program at New England College and lives in West Lebanon, New Hampshire with the painter Colleen Randall.

Other poems by Jeff Friedman in Verse Daily:
April 22, 2004:  "Taking Down the Angel" "As he ticked off numbers..."

Books by Jeff Friedman:

Other poems on the web by Jeff Friedman:
Two poems
"Watching the Bat"
"Note From the Emperor"

Jeff Friedman's Website.

About Black Threads:

"Jeff Friedman has a wide eye and keen ear, a tender touch, a nose for the absurdity of families and the frangrance of disaster, and a heart for the way everyday life melts into myth. There is an elegance and precision in these (mostly) elegiac poems, lifing them from the grit of memory, placing them on the ledge of grace."
—Alicia Ostriker

"In Jeff Friedman's narrative poems, the world of our fathers deepens into meaning. How we lived and loved and managed to flourish in 20th century America despite fear, sadness and spiritual hunger assumes Old Testament charity to the suburbs, and Cain and Abel to the generation that embraced rock'n'roll. Modest and wise, these poems bless both our New World domesticity and our still raging restlessness."
—Michael Waters

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