Today's poem is "Drinking"
from Underlife

CavanKerry Press

January Gill O'Neil is a senior writer and editor at Babson College. Her poetry and articles have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Literary Mama, Field, Callaloo, Seattle Review, Stuff Magazine, Poetry Thursday, and two Cave Canem anthologies, among others. She is a fellow with Cave Canem poets, runs a blog called Poet Mom and is cofounder and cohost of New and Emerging Writers Series (NEWS), a blossoming literary series in Arlington, Massachusetts.

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About Underlife:

"The poems in January O’Neil’s Underlife offer masterfully complex portraits of childhood—both through the speaker’s memory and observations of her own children. She writes equally well about sex, marriage, rural life, and the suburbs with candid observations and evocative imagery. O’Neil’s collection is substantial, playful, and compassionate—even when dealing with difficult themes such as alcoholism and racism. Her narrative threads take surprising and enigmatic leaps, yet are always clear, accessible, wonderfully real."
—Denise Duhamel

"In those places where we keep our childhoods and our children are all the magnificent and malicious ingredients of our lives. In her first collection, January Gill O’Neil praises life with a subtle wisdom wrapped inside the most delicious language. Underlife is an exact eloquence, an excellent beginning."
—Afaa Michael Weaver

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