Today's poem is "Shell"

from Gargoyle

Joan Colby has published five books of poetry: The Atrocity Book, The Lonely Hearts Killers, How the Sky Begins to Fall, The Boundry Waters, and Blue Woman Dancing in the Nerve. She has over eight hundred poems in such periodicals as Poetry, Atlanta Review, Hollins Critic, Portland Review, and Barrelhouse. Recipient of a fellowship in literature from the Illinois Arts Council, she works as editor of Illinois Racing News, a publication for the Illinois racing and breeding industry and lives on a small horse farm in northern Illinois.

Books by Joan Colby:

Other poems on the web by Joan Colby:
"Illness of Horses: A Woman Meditates"

About Gargoyle:

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Other poems by Gargoyle in Verse Daily:
April 7, 2009:   "The Crinolines" by Judith Skillman
October 10, 2003:  "Trespass" by Timothy Liu
October 8, 2003:  "College" by Adrienne Su
August 14, 2003:  "Somnambulist" by Katherine Soniat

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