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Today's poem is "I, Putative"
from Sanderlings

Tupelo Press

Geri Doran ís first poetry collection, Resin (LSU, 2005), was selected by Henri Cole for the Academy of American Poetsí 2004 Walt Whitman Award. She has received the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writersí Conference and Oregon Literary Arts. Raised in Montana, she holds degrees from Vassar College and the University of Florida and has also studied at Clare College, Cambridge, and Stanford University. She currently teaches creative writing at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

Other poems by Geri Doran in Verse Daily:

Books by Geri Doran:

Other poems on the web by Geri Doran:
"Self-Portrait as Miranda"
"The Good Field"
"Tonight Is a Night Without Birds"

Geri Doran according to Wikipedia.

About Sanderlings:

". . . the voice that within dirt / took root became the many-tendriled soundí is the Roethke-like Ďgerminalí pulse that characterizes Geri Doranís distinctive second collection, Sanderlings. The marriage of this elemental voice with an elegant formal intelligence and a quiet, insistent, and probing imagination makes these poems truly remarkable additions to contemporary American poetry."
Michael Collier

"What I love about Sanderlings, besides the ripening imagery, is the variety of expression. The poems donít fix on a single way to regard our sense of living. Thereís a powerful willingness to look into the natural diversity of thought and feeling, and Geri Doranís language is willowy and very fine."
—Carol Frost



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