Today's poem is "To a Soldier"
from Twin Cities

Penguin Poets

Carol Muske-Dukes is the author of seven books of poetry, four novels, and two collections of essays. She also co-edited, with Bob Holman, Crossing State Lines: An American Renga. Her previous book of poetry, Sparrow, was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2003. She is professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California and was appointed Poet Laureate of California in 2008. The recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, she lives in Los Angeles and New York City.

Other poems by Carol Muske-Dukes in Verse Daily:
May 3, 2010:   "San Clemente" "Shame & shame: sound of neap tide..."

Books by Carol Muske-Dukes:

Other poems on the web by Carol Muske-Dukes:
Two poems
Eight poems
"Love Song"
"Twin Cities"
"It Might Be Said"

Carol Muske-Dukes's Website.

Carol Muske-Dukes According to Wikipedia.

Carol Muske-Dukes on Twitter.

About Twin Cities:

"Exploding with capacity and ambition, Carol Muske-Dukes's new poems are the strongest yet from a poet whose work has long been essential reading."
—Jorie Graham

"[The voice] veers from intimacy to an almost invulnerable shoot-from-the-hip dazzle, and it makes Twin Cities urgent, high-energy, and all-the-way alive."
—Mark Doty

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