Today's poem is "On Not Making Arrangements"

from Copper Nickel

Margot Schilpp's books of poetry are Civil Twilight (forthcoming in 2012), Laws of My Nature (2005), and The World's Last Night (2001), all from Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her poems have appeared widely in literary journals, and she has been a fellow at Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Fundacion Valparaiso (Spain). She lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

Other poems by Margot Schilpp in Verse Daily:
September 26, 2005:   "Enter, Fall" " What parts of the plans holding..."
January 25, 2005:  "Taking Leave of My Senses" "I want that, I think, when I see the slender body..."
January 13, 2005:  "What Narrative Is For" "How fine the mind that can calculate..."
April 26, 2004 (Quarter 4 favorite):  "Manifesto" "I know that dying is how we escape..."
May 25, 2003:  "Vanishing Point" "The way an island holds back..."
May 5, 2003:  "Manifesto" "I know that dying is how we escape..."
July 4, 2002:  "Laws of My Nature" "Obviously, the roosters are in league / with morning..."

Books by Margot Schilpp:

Other poems on the web by Margot Schilpp:
Two poems
"Spring Burials"
"Optimum Conditions"
Two poems
Three poems
Three poems
"In Which I Time-Travel at the End of the Twentieth Century"

About Copper Nickel:

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February 28, 2010:   "A Whipsaw Takes Two Men" by Patricia Lockwood
February 25, 2010:   "Blót" by A. E. Watkins
February 20, 2010:   "Contrast" by Jericho Brown
February 16, 2010:   "No Narrative" by A. E. Watkins
November 11, 2009:   "Wedding Piñata" by James Hoch
November 10, 2009:   "Stray Paragraphs, February, Year of the Rat" by John Estes
November 8, 2009:   "Evasion of Privacy" by Jordan Davis
November 6, 2009:   "The Interior Weather of Tree-Clinging Birds" by Sandy Longhorn

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