Today's poem is "How We Fail to Envision the Dead"
from The Surface of Things

David Robert Books

Phebe Davidson is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of the University of South Carolina Aiken, where she taught an array of literature, film, and writing courses and managed Palanquin Press (of which she is the founding editor). She is now a staff writer for the Asheville Poetry Review, Reviews Editor of Yemassee, and a member of the Board of Governors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors. Her poems and reviews continue to appear in a range of print and electronic venues, including The Cortland Review, Cadillac Cicatrix, The Asheville Poetry Review, Wind, The Kenyon Review, Poetry East, Review Revue, and Ekphrasis. Self-described as a recovering academic, she lives in Westminster, SC with her husband Steve and their cat Fripp.

Books by Phebe Davidson:

Other poems on the web by Phebe Davidson:
Five poems
Two poems
"The Garden"

About The Surface of Things:

"There is no one/I can tell who will know what this/ is unless his/ own eyes have seen/it too…. This quiet sentiment is articulated in the very first poem of Phebe Davidson’s shimmering new collection The Surface of Things. Yet throughout this book the poet, with her skillful telling, recreates for her lucky readers a world she remains in awe of. What a thrill to see this elegant little form—the minute—wielded by such deft hands. These poems shimmer both on and beneath their bright surfaces."
—Cathy Smith Bowers

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