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Today's poem is "Legitimacy Is So Chummy"

from The National Poetry Review

J. P. Dancing Bears poems have apeared in Shenandoah, Mississippi Review, Natural Bridge, Cimarron Review, Poetry East, North American Review, Verse Daily, The National Poetry Review, Poetry International, Marlboro Review, Cranky, et cetera. His next book, Inner Cities of Gulls, will be published by Salmon Poetry in 2010. He edits The American Poetry Journal.

Other poems by J. P. Dancing Bear in Verse Daily:
August 21, 2008:   "Natural Enemies" "all day the owl is dreaming of a crow, dreaming..."
November 13, 2007:   "Poem Starting with a Line by Jason Bredle" " According to Hercules, if we make an angel..."
July 26, 2007:   "Gacela of Animal Theory" " Every time I explain Schrödinger's cat to the animal..."
July 16, 2006:   "On Falling and Failing" " If Icarus were to speak, he'd kvetch..."
June 28, 2005:  "West Nile" "The birds began to rust..."
April 27, 2005:  "Iago, the Poet" ""First, let me say it is sickening, this syrupy public..."
February 14, 2005:  "Sky of Sleep" "Sometimes she is a tree..."
August 19, 2004:  "Gacela of Animal Wisdom" "Apollo, Apollo, when will you leave the animals alone?..."
August 8, 2003:  "Island Myths" by "We were once two islands..."
June 14, 2003:  "Persephone at the Farmer's Market" "Even now, I cannot lose the memory of scent...."
May 3, 2003:  "Departing Phoenix" "I swallow bird songs that do not resurface..."
October 10, 2002:  "The Lonelier Moon" "Armstrong has seen it / from its sister...."

Books by J. P. Dancing Bear:

Other poems on the web by J. P. Dancing Bear:
"Auricle"
"Chiroptera"
"Salvation Nation"
Five poems
Nine poems
"Sisyphus Has Time For One More Question"
"Gacela of a Wedding Day"
"Island Like a Heart"
"Canaries"
"Dia de los Muertos"
Four poems
"Birthday Note"
"Gacela of Consumer Apathy"
"The Cannonball"
"Fish Tale"
Two poems
"Marriage"
"Fertile Crescent"
"Every Dog is Two Dogs:"
"Gacela of the Heart of Darkness"
"Trepanning the Dust"
Four poems
"My Yeriho"

J. P. Dancing Bear's Home Page.

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Other poems from The National Poetry Review in Verse Daily:
February 24, 2009:   "Self-Portrait with Taxidermy" by Oliver de la Paz
February 23, 2009:   "Dog Moon" by Dorianne Laux
November 16, 2007:   "Why Dogs Tell Stories" by Cathryn Essinger
November 14, 2007:   "Lazy Eye" by Lesley Wheeler
November 13, 2007:   "Poem Starting with a Line by Jason Bredle" by J. P. Dancing Bear
November 12, 2007:   "Chipmunk Squirrel Costume Party" by Jason Bredle
October 20, 2006:   "What Feathers Are For" by Ann Lauinger
October 19, 2006:   "The Trouble with Hammers" by Michael Meyerhofer
October 17, 2006:   "Calling T. From the Cultural Wasteland" by Tara Bray
October 16, 2006:   "At Last, Fire Seen As a Psychotic Break" by Sarah Hannah
February 3, 2006:   "The Comfort of Strangers" by Jeffrey Levine
January 30, 2006:   "Deep Sea Dantesca" by Carol Quinn
January 27, 2006:   "Hibernaculum" and "Or," by Bridget Cross
January 24, 2006:   "Pertinacious Seedheads" by Michelle Boisseau
June 28, 2005:  "West Nile" by J. P. Dancing Bear
June 23, 2005:  "Tell The Time" Theodore Worozbyt
June 22, 2005:  "Three Boats, One Afternoon" Jennifer Michael Hecht
June 21, 2005:  "The Personal Touch" Bob Hicok
December 27, 2004:  "The Compost Heap" by A. E. Stallings
December 22, 2004:  "Against Elegies" by M. B. McLatchey
December 21, 2004:  "On Starlings" by Tara Bray
December 20, 2004:  "Elephant" by Emily Rosko
April 16, 2004:  "To a Friend Unable to Write" by Lynne Knight
April 15, 2004:  "Nursery Shellgame" by Diane Thiel
April 14, 2004:  "Lilith" by A. E. Stallings
April 12, 2004:  "The Tree Frog" by C. Dale Young
August 8, 2003:  "Island Myths" by J. P. Dancing Bear
August 7, 2003:  "Pushkin and the Black Sea" by Diane Thiel
August 5, 2003:  "Betta Splendens" by Ellen Kirvin Dudis
August 4, 2003:  "A Bone to Pick with You" by A. E. Stallings

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