Today's poem is "Hunger Artist"
from Satyr's Wife

Serving House Books

Rita Signorelli-Pappas has been writing and publishing poetry for over twenty years. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Shenandoah, Poetry Northwest, Southwest Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, Chelsea, The Literary Review, and Poet Lore, among other journals. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she was a finalist for the 2008 May Swenson Award, and she received the 2008 Italian Americana Award in Fiction.

Other poems by Rita Signorelli-Pappas in Verse Daily:
May 18, 2004:  "Pythia: The Process" "First the slow ease of weightlessness..."

Books by Rita Signorelli-Pappas:

Other poems on the web by Rita Signorelli-Pappas:
"Parmigianino Thinking"
"Evening in Vezelay"

About Satyr's Wife:

"Pappas's work has the lush intensity of poems by Sylvia Plath or Louise Glúck, but her vision is particularly hers—gorgeous, but never merely so—there's a hard precision and even a brutal turn to some of the passages I admire most . . ."
—René Steinke

"These lyrics appropriate myth or Matisse with a smooth, almost insidious thoroughness, then subtly change direction; indeed, there is always one more shift, at least, than the reader has anticipated."
—Richard Maxwell

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