Today's poem is "Taking Leave"
from Sift

Finishing Line Press

Gail Hanlon's poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, Poet Lore, The Iowa Review, Folio, Best American Poetry, and other journals and anthologies. She also received first prize in the National Writers Union's 10th Annual Poetry Contest. She lives in Portsmouth, NH.

Books by Gail Hanlon:

Other poems on the web by Gail Hanlon:
Three poems

Gail Hanlon on Twitter.

About Sift:

"These poems create an amazing quiet place, where they emerge sharply present, as Hanlon re-presents her world. She gives us the music and gestures of memory, prophecy, discovery, and loss in language both rich and spare."
—Marie Ponsot

"The poems in Sift are sensual, meditative, sparked with surprise; beyond their conscious music, or inside of it, there is a quiet, listening mind '...making room for a spirit / to enter or leave, an augered exit / or invitation....' Gail Hanlon is a wonderfully intelligent and far-reaching new poet."
—Jean Valentine

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