Today's poem is "The Platypus Speaks"

from Black Warrior Review

Sandra Beasley won the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize for her book Theories of Falling, selected by Marie Howe. Her poems have been featured on Verse Daily and in journals such as SLATE, The Believer, and AGNI online. Awards for her work include the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award from Poets &Writers, the Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize, and fellowships to the Sewanee Writers' Conference, the Millay Colony and VCCA. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Other poems by Sandra Beasley in Verse Daily:
September 30, 2008:   "The Sand Speaks" "I'm fluid and omnivorous, casual in..."
May 16, 2008:   "Theories of Falling" "After years of research, I can only guarantee..."
February 23, 2008:   "Proposal" "Show me a tent of well-dressed witnesses..."
July 9, 2005:   "Sestina Inviting My Sister to Become a Pirate" "We wake to breakfast in a burning house..."

Books by Sandra Beasley:

Other poems on the web by Sandra Beasley:
"Another Failed Poem about the Greeks"
"The World War Speaks"
"Parlor Games"
"The Plays of Lilliput"
Three poems
Two poems
Five poems
Three poems
"Making the Crane"

Sandra Beasley's Home Page.

Sandra Beasley's Blog.

About Black Warrior Review:

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Poetry Editor: David Welch

Other poems from Black Warrior Review in Verse Daily:
December 28, 2007:   "Saint Anthony Falls" by William Waltz
December 20, 2007:   "A confluence of processes" by Bob Hicok
December 7, 2007:   "Cord of Wood" by Danielle Pafunda
December 6, 2007:   "Pearl" by Danielle Pafunda
December 5, 2007:   "I Am Talking Dirty to You Like You are the Only One in the Room" by Danielle Pafunda
December 3, 2007:   "Thanks for a Great Season, See You in the Spring" by Nancy K. Pearson
December 15, 2006:   "Fisher King" by Caki Wilkinson
December 14, 2006:   "Factbook" by Ian Harris
December 12, 2006:   "Apples" by Meagan Evans
December 13, 2003:  "After" by Donald Platt
December 3, 2003:  "Pigeons in Sleet" by Lissa Warren
July 11, 2003:  "Bestiary for the Breasts of a Starlet" by Melanie Dusseau

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