Today's poem is "Eurydice & Orpheus"
from Tall If

Western Michigan University

Mark Iwinís poetry and essays have appeared widely in many literary magazines including The American Poetry Review, The Atlantic, Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, Paris Review, Poetry, The Nation, New England Review, and the New Republic. The author of five previous collections of poetry, The Halo of Desire (1987), Against the Meanwhile, Wesleyan University Press (1989), Quick, Now, Always, BOA (1996), White City, BOA (2000), and Bright Hunger, BOA (2004), he has also translated two volumes of poetry, one from the French and one from the Romanian. Recognition for his work includes The Nation/Discovery Award, four Pushcart Prizes, National Endowment for the Arts and Ohio Art Council Fellowships, two Colorado Council for the Arts Fellowships, two Colorado Book Awards, the James Wright Poetry Award, and fellowships from the Fulbright, Lilly, and Wurlitzer Foundations. He lives in Colorado, and Los Angeles, where he currently teaches in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at the University of Southern California.

Other poems by Mark Iwin in Verse Daily:
September 28, 2004:  "Go" and "Gone" "A small word with no end to it and a wind..."
July 29, 2004:  "Potter's Field" "And if death is poverty..."

Books by Mark Iwin:

Other poems on the web by Mark Iwin:
Two poems
"My Father's Hat"

Mark Iwin's website.

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