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Today's poem is "Dailiness"
from Abundance

Cider Press

Robin Chapman is author of ten previous poetry collections, including The Way In and Images of a Complex World: The Art and Poetry of Chaos, both winners of the Posner Poetry Prize; and The Dreamer Who Counted the Dead, winner of a Wisconsin Library Associationís Outstanding Poetry Book award. A three-time recipient of Wisconsin Arts Board grants, including a Literary Fellowship for 2007, she has collaborated with artists and composers, helped organize the traveling Epidemic Peace Imagery exhibit, and co-edited the anthology On Retirement: 75 Poems. She lives in Madison,Wisconsin, with her husband Will Zarwell.

Books by Robin Chapman:

Other poems on the web by Robin Chapman:
"Bloodroot"
Two poems
Three poems
"Cosmology Cooking"

Robin Chapman's Blog.

About Abundance:

"In the poems that fill Abundance, Robin Chapman combines science and beauty in perfect proportion as she explores the natural world; the scientist in her explaining while the poet and artist renders vivid each landscape she passes through. Abundance is a truly wise and luminous book."
—Jesse Lee Kercheval

"Impeccably crafted, passionate, and attentive, Robin Chapman's new poetry collection distills the subtle beauties of the northern plains, where grow 'small, late blooms on an inland sea.' In 'Moose River,' she gives us a moose as memorable as Elizabeth Bishop's. This excellent book never blanches or blinks at nature's cruelty, yet all the poems in it are lovingly and instructively detailed, and the last four are simply transcendent."
—Kelly Cherry

"Abundance indeed! An abundance of wit and wisdom, an abundance of love and lyricism, an abundance of grace and beauty, in this natural history of happiness and gratitude for the world and all its wonders. Whether evoking marsh or prairie, boundary waters or bog, personal loss or longing, redemption or recovery, Robin Chapman's new collection is indeed `full to overflowing,' 'a bounty,' `a wealth.'"
—Ronald Wallace



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