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Today's poem is "Sweetlips and Spangled Emperors"
from The Dance of No Hard Feelings

Copper Canyon Press

Mark Bibbins is the author of Sky Lounge, which received a Lambda Literary Award. He teaches in the graduate writing programs at Columbia University and The New School, where he co-founded LIT magazine. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, Boston Review, Tin House, The Best American Poetry, and Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century. He was a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellow.

Other poems by Mark Bibbins in Verse Daily:
March 26, 2006:   "Wherewithout" " I'm sunk within..."

Books by Mark Bibbins:

Other poems on the web by Mark Bibbins:
Three poems
"The French Donít Have a Word for Weekend"
"Knowing You Could Is Better Than Knowing You Will"
Three poems
"Just Yesterday"
"Concerning the Land to the South of Our Neighbors to the North"
"A Small Gesture of Gratitude"
"The Whore of Binghamton"
"Redshift"

Mark Bibbins's Web site.

About The Dance of No Hard Feelings:

"Delirious Adventure stories in the shape of poems."
—Laurie Anderson

"Bibbins . . . has the courage to stop, to pin down the always irrational present moment, and the reader is eager to follow, to inhale its scathing or enticing perfume. . . . A brilliant young poet."
—John Ashbery



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