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Today's poem is "Empire of Light"

from Southwest Review

Bruce Bondís collections of poetry include Peal, Blind Rain, Cinder, Ther Throats of Narcissus, Radiography, The Anteroom of Paradise, and Independence Days. His poetry has appeared in Best American Poetry, The Yale Review, The Georgia Review, The Paris Review, The New Republic, and many other journals. Presently he is Regents Professor of English at the University of North Texas and poetry editor for American Literary Review.

All the poems by Bruce Bond that have appeared on Verse Daily:
April 17, 2009:   "Sand" "So many grains, so many little tombs..."
July 24, 2008:   "Tuning Fork" "Lynchpin of the singing wheel..."
June 26, 2008:   "Scar" "What is it you forget in your vigil..."
May 8, 2008:   "Will" "To the locusts that blur the lyres of their shells..."
April 16, 2008:   "Elegy for Tim Buckley" "Scat singing for the sleep deprived..."
July 8, 2007:   "Confessions of a Music Box" " No larger than a bird coffin..."
August 25, 2006:   "Black Iris" " Dear guitar, my Cyclops, my raft..."
August 14, 2006:   "Planetarium" " As the mobile of planets wheeled over my crib..."
April 18, 2004:  "The Ghost of Weather" "My father takes smaller steps..."
March 30, 2004:  "Rehearsals for the New Order" "The courthouse is empty now ablaze..."
October 12, 2002:  "The Chimneys" "After the fire the monoliths of brick..."
July 23, 2002:  "Mercy" "Dear happiness, forgive me..."

Books by Bruce Bond:

Other poems on the web by Bruce Bond:
"Ringtone"
"Choir"
"Elegy"
"Thelonious Sphere Monk"
"Cruor Dei"
"The Invention of Song"

Bruce Bond according to Wikipedia.

About Southwest Review:

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Southwest Review * Southern Methodist University * P.O. Box 750374 * Dallas TX 75275-0374
Editor-in-Chief: Willard Spiegelman

Other poems from Southwest Review in Verse Daily:
October 13, 2009:   "The Ark in the Window" by Debora Greger
December 10, 2008:   "Metronome" by Sally Van Doren
December 9, 2008:   "How We Didn't Tell Her" by Sandra M. Gilbert
September 6, 2008:   "Deer in the Apples" by Joan Murray
June 8, 2008:   "Even the Dead Do It" by Sue Owen
June 6, 2008:   "What She Thought" by Jennifer Clarvoe
February 11, 2008:   "Domestic Manners of the Americans" by Debora Greger
August 7, 2007:   "Free Fall" by David Wagoner
June 3, 2007:   "Curse" by David Lehman
February 6, 2007:   "Communiqué" by Carol Stevens Kner
December 22, 2006:   "The Man at the Dump" by Brian Swann
December 20, 2006:   "Time and Place" by Benjamin S. Grossberg
September 20, 2006:   "The Man at the Dump" by Stephen Cushman
July 26, 2006:   "Last Poem in May" by Judith Harris
May 23, 2006:   "The Poetry of Bad Weather" by Debora Greger
May 16, 2006:   "Oracle" by Michael Spence
March 13, 2006:   "The Girl with the Pearl Earring" by William Logan
January 7, 2006:   "Grotesque" by Sarah Arvio
September 16, 2005:   "Rosemary" Andrew Frisardi
July 2, 2005:   "Eve Leaves Eden" by Celia Gilbert
June 29, 2005:   "Snowdon Philosophy" Neil Shepard
March 25, 2005:  "UFOs" by Hailey Leithauser
March 24, 2005:  "Tornado/Warning" by Brian Henry
March 23, 2005:  "Variations on a Theme Beginning With Darkness" by Julianne Buchsbaum
November 27, 2004:  "Everything" by Judith Harris
June 22, 2004:  "Money" by Daniel Corrie
June 20, 2004:  "Some Thoughts on the Bergen Street Renaissance" by Tess Taylor
June 17, 2004:  "The Green Going On" by Larry Bradley
April 1, 2004:  "Poison" by Charles Martin
March 30, 2004:  "Rehearsals for the New Order" by Bruce Bond
March 29, 2004:  "For Rent" by Dolores Hayden
December 2, 2003:  "Hay Field on Methodist Hill" by Deborah Warren
December 1, 2003:  "Platonic" byWilliam Wenthe
June 19, 2003:  "The Park Interpreter Speaks" by Leslie Noyes Harrison
June 3, 2003:  "Pink Salmon" by Cecily Parks
March 11, 2003:  "Restoration, Full Moon Garden" by Andrew McCord
March 10, 2003:  "The Dunes" by William Logan
December 22, 2002:  "Georgic" by Michael J. Rosen
December 20, 2002:  "Wisdom Teeth" by Eliza Griswold
December 18, 2002:  Variations on a Postcard by T. S. Eliot by Karl Kirchwey
September 20, 2002:  "Chevron and Swoop" by Cecily Parks

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