Today's poem is "Fooling the Buffalo"
from Hoodwinked

Sarabande Books

David Hernandez ’s poetry collections include Always Danger (Southern Illinois University Press, 2006), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, and A House Waiting for Music (Tupelo Press, 2003). His poems have appeared in Field, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, The Missouri Review, AGNI and The Southern Review. He is also the author of two YA novels, No More Us for You and Suckerpunch, both published by HarperTeen. David lives in Long Beach and is married to writer Lisa Glatt.

Other poems by David Hernandez in Verse Daily:
May 25, 2005:  "Fontanelle" ""In the womb our skull's not one bone..."
August 13, 2002:  "Wile E. Coyote Attains Nirvana" "No wonder after each plummet..."

Books by David Hernandez:

Other poems on the web by David Hernandez:
"Hornet's Nest"
Two poems
Four poems
"Museum Guard"
"Remember it Wrong"
Two poems
"The Butterfly Effect"
Five poems

David Hernandez's Home Page.

David Hernandez according to Wikipedia.

About Hoodwinked:

"‘Hoodwinked’ is a feisty, evocative word, with a whiff of mischief about it. The term serves as a wake up call, at once goofy protest (we've been had!) and quiet warning to stay engaged every waking minute. Ultimately, the lyrics in Hoodwinked read as odes to mortality—they marvel nonstop, unsentimentally, and with necessary ambivalence, at the world as given and the human inability to consistently rise to the exhausting challenge of making every second count. They acknowledge that "all flesh is grass"; and they make us hear the wondrous, terrifying hum of impending obliteration, while at the same time never growing immune to beauty, never ceasing to be curious about what the grass itself makes of our common temporal conundrum.—Rosellen Brown

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