Today's poem is "In Snow Fog"
from Starting from Anywhere

Salmon Poetry

Lex Runciman has lived most of his life in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Starting from Anywhere is his fourth collection of poetry, following Luck (1981), The Admirations (1989) which won the Oregon Book Award, and Out of Town (2004). He holds graduate degrees from the writing programs at the University of Montana and the University of Utah. A co-editor of two anthologies, Northwest Variety: Personal Essays by 14 Regional Authors and Where We Are: The Montana Poets Anthology, his own work has appeared in several anthologies including, From Here We Speak, Portland Lights and O Poetry, O Poesia. He was adopted at birth. He and Deborah Jane Berry Runciman have been married thirty-seven years and are the parents of two grown daughters. He taught for eleven years at Oregon State University and is now Professor of English at Linfield College, where he received the Edith Green Award in teaching in 1997.

Other poems by Lex Runciman in Verse Daily:

Books by Lex Runciman:

Other poems on the web by Lex Runciman:
"The Waiting"
"Jerome, Arizona"
"'Joy Cometh in the Morning'"

About Starting from Anywhere:

"From the first poem, 'In My Alternate Life,' through the volume's mid-point — a short prose piece called 'When Fictions Are Facts,' which explains that the writer, adopted as a child, must imagine his own origins — to the end, which promises 'there is always something more,' this book sings. The poems may start everywhere, but they teem with carefully observed, sensuous details: tayberries, deodar cedars, 'the mucus of slugs,' the whole 'earth, the ripe impossible school.' Reading Lex Runciman's poems, we are invited to see our world with new eyes."
—Lisa Steinman

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