Today's poem is "Chain Letter"
from Monkey Lightning

Tupelo Press

Martha Zweig was born in Phiadadelplia and grrew up in suburban Moorestown, New Jersey, where she was educated at the Friends' (Quaker) School. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in English at the University of Michigan, and an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson Co11ege. A participant in the semi-revelotionary turmoil of the 1960's, Zweig worked for a decade in the garment industry at Conrcord Manufacturing in Morrisville, Vermont, including a term as shop chair for the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union, and another decade as an advocate for seniors in northern Vermont. where she has lived since 1974. She received a Whiting Writer's Award in 1990, and her poems have been published in many of the nation's leading literary and political journals, including Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, The Progressive, Partisan Review, and Sojourner. Zwieg's previous books include Vinegar Bone and What Kind (Wesleyan University Press, 1999 and 2003). Currently Martha Zwieg volunteers for North County Animal League and for Restorative Justice, a community organization promoting a post-police process based on the "truth and reconciliation" method developed in South Africa.

Other poems by Martha Zweig in Verse Daily:
August 19, 2009:   "Ebb" "In my good night's..."
March 15, 2003:  "Reverberant" "Near bank off to the farthest marsh & back again across..."
March 2, 2003:  "Lapis" "Lapins lazuli; blue bunnies, bluebonnets, lazily..."

Books by Martha Zweig:

Other poems on the web by Martha Zweig:
Three poems
Three poems
Six poems
Ten poems
"Ride the Music"
Two poems

Martha Zweig According to Wikipedia.

About Monkey Lightning:

"What do you get when you cross Flannery O’Connor with Gerard Manley Hopkins? Something sprung of rhythm, fierce of feeling, dappled down and doubled over, whistled out of terror and intelligence. Welcome to the work of Martha Zweig."
—Heather McHugh

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