Today's poem is "The Faith of Falling"
from Entrepôt

Coffee House Press

Mark McMorris is an award-winning poet whose books include The Blaze of the Poui, a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. He has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, writer-in-residence at Brown University, and visiting professor at University of California-Berkeley. He was recently director of the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University, where he currently teaches.

Other poems by Mark McMorris in Verse Daily:

Books by Mark McMorris:

Other poems on the web by Mark McMorris:
"Prayer to Shadows on My Wall"
"Letters to Michael"

About Entrepôt:

"Should you, dear Reader, make the wise decision to peer in through the double doors of this rich repository, you will then experience the vast and singular scope of Mark McMorris's poetic insight. Over here, tropic shores and cones of light; there, the monsters and the magi of modernity; further along, the poem itself coming to be, just beyond our grasp. With extraordinary fluency, McMorris reflects on both the purposes of the art and the paradoxes of the present, the violence and beauty, and the sometimes violent beauty, of our times."
—Michael Palmer

"McMorris is a poet utterly devoted to the sensual beauty of language and he crafts lines dense and strong enough to bear the crashing forces of history and identity contained within them . . . his work is wrenching, lovely, and powerfully seductive."
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