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Today's poem is "Speculatrix at the Mountaintop Observatory"

from Gulf Coast

Cecily Parksís first book of poems, Field Folly Snow (University of Georgia Press/VQR Poetry Series 2008), was a finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award. Her poems and reviews have appeared in Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Octopus, Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Yale Review, and elsewhere. She is a PhD candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Other poems by Cecily Parks in Verse Daily:
July 18, 2006:   "The Fern Seed" " By the slight dimpling of my palm..."
May 5, 2005:  "Vessel" ""Little canoe, you / predict ripples, rapids, and pockets..."
June 3, 2003:  "Pink Salmon" "Adult pink humpback salmon lose their sheen..."
September 20, 2002:  "Chevron and Swoop" "In the blanks between the blinds, a hand appears...."

Books by Cecily Parks:

Other poems on the web by Cecily Parks:
Three poems
"Bell"

About Gulf Coast:

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Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Art * Department of English * University of Houston * Houston, TX 77204-3013
Poetry Editors: Lauren Berry, Anna Journey and Kent Shaw
Other poems by Gulf Coast in Verse Daily:
December 10, 2009:   "Antietam" by Sandra Beasley
December 9, 2009:   "Pitbull" by Kimberly Johnson
December 3, 2009:   "from 1977-2050" by Zachary Schomburg
May 15, 2009:   "Talking About the Wind" by Katie Peterson
May 11, 2009:   "Little Apocalypse" by Rachel Zucker
May 8, 2009:   "Department of Telescopes" by Joshua Poteat
November 4, 2008:   "We Are Taking the Trees" by Sarah Wolfson
November 3, 2008:   "Freud's Container" by Terese Svoboda
November 1, 2008:   "Spanish Fruit Bomb" by Mary Ruefle
October 30, 2008:   "Red" by Allan Petterson
October 29, 2008:   "My Heart to Fear" by Heather McHugh
June 15, 2008:   "The End" by Victoria Chang
June 14, 2008:   "Morality" by Susie Meserve
June 10, 2008:   "First Date, and Still Very, Very Lonely" by Brenda Shaughnessy
March 10, 2008:   "Reclamation" by Bob Hicok

March 9, 2008:   "Parable of a Blade of Grass" by Roger Reeves
April 18, 2005:  "Sonnet" by Karen Volkman
April 4, 2005:  "Figures We're Meant to Believe In" by George Looney
March 14, 2005:  "The Museum of Being Born" by Jennifer Militello

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