Today's poem is "Love Song for an Enemy"
from Click and Clone

Coffee House Press

Elaine Equi was born in Oak Park, Illinois, and raised in Chicago and its outlying suburbs. In 1988, she moved to New York City with her husband poet Jerome Sala. Over the years, her witty, aphoristic, and innovative work has become nationally and internationally known. Her last book, Ripple Effect: New & Selected Poems, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and on the short list for Canada’s prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize. Among her other titles are Surface Tension, Decoy, Voice-Over, which won the San Francisco State University Poetry Center Award, and The Cloud of Knowable Things. Widely published and anthologized, her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Nation, and numerous volumes of The Best American Poetry. She teaches at New York University, and in the MFA Programs at the New School and the City College of New York.

Other poems by Elaine Equi in Verse Daily:
February 24, 2003:  "The Objects in Japanese Novels" "Empty cages outline..."

Books by Elaine Equi:

Other poems on the web by Elaine Equi:
Three poems
Two poems
"National Poetry Month"
"Bent Orbit"
Two poems
Three poems
"An Indecisive Fantasy"
Two poems
"Jerome Meditating"

Elaine Equi According to Wikipedia.

About Click and Clone:

"Elaine Equi seems to know all our foibles and, instead of edging toward the door, reports the latest developments with precise, loving equanimity. Her voice is unique: poised, witty, intimate, and somehow interstellar. It’s as if she’s visiting from a future where we all appear transparent. Click and Clone is an electrified pleasure field."
—Aram Saroyan

"Spick and span, cut and dry, shake and bake, and now Elaine Equi introduces Click and Clone. These poetically altered texts punch wholes into the multiverses of pop and splendor, short and longing, prose and dreams. Equi says that art can no longer imitate life, it just needs to keep up. As they might say at the racetrack, she leads by a verse."
—Charles Bernstein

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