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Today's poem is "Smoke"
from Spin

Entasis Press

Moira Eganís books are Cleave, La Seta della Cravatta/The Silk of the Tie, and Bar Napkin Sonnets. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2008. With her husband, Damiano Abeni, she published Un mondo che non puÚ essere migliore: Poesie scelte 1956-2007, a substantial selection of poems by John Ashbery, which won a Special Prize of the Premio Napoli (2009). She has been a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; Writer in Residence at the St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity in Malta; a Writing Fellow at the Civitella Ranieri Center; and, most recently, she has been awarded a Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center. She lives in Rome.

Other poems by Moira Egan in Verse Daily:
November 8, 2004:  "Questions Midway" "A man asks terrible questions..."

Books by Moira Egan:

Other poems on the web by Moira Egan:
"Bar Napkin Sonnet #11"
"Dear Mr. Merrill,"
Four poems
Two poems
Liminal Hymn

Moira Egan's Website.

About Spin:

"Moira Eganís poems are restless, jazzy, sexy, intricate, and endlessly interesting."
—Lewis Turco

"Moira Egan can retain the sonnet structure and adapt it to the speech and behavior of our own day. That is impressive, not least because her writing communicates pleasure even to the untutored reader."
—David Lehman

"The Bar Napkin Sonnets are about looking for love in all the wrong places. If Edna Millay had been born half a century or so later, she might have penned something like these witty, irreverent, self-knowing poems. They go down smooth as agave, and they deliver a pleasing buzz. Salud."
—Kim Addonizio



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