Today's poem is "The Hatching"
from A Walk in Victoria's Secret

Louisiana State University Press

Kate Daniels is the author of three previous collections of poetry, including Four Testimonies. An associate professor of English at Vanderbilt University, she is the recipient of the Hanes Award for Poetry from the Fellowship of Southern Writers and lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Other poems by Kate Daniels in Verse Daily:
November 18, 2008:   "When I Was the Muse" "When the painter said, OK, you guys..."

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Kate Daniels According to Wikipedia.

About A Walk in Victoria's Secret:

"Kate Daniel's new poems deploy two faculties which are usually segregated: an unstoppable and exhaustive analytic intelligence and a poet's deep allegiance to sensuousness and mystery...Again and again, she aims herself with a terrible velocity into the dreadfuls of her life, and un-dreads them. Reading these poems, I often felt the alarmed mixture of shock and relief that the first readers of Plath must have felt. Brace yourself. A Walk in Victoria's Secret is no joke."
—Tony Hoagland

"In complex and suprising poems, written at the itnersection of memoir and history, Kate Daniels leads us on a white girl's walk through the American South before, after, and during the tectonic shifts of the last century....Language marked by case and restraint gives this volume an authenticity that is heartbreaking."
—Honor Moore

"Utterly original, Kate Daniels welds her consider lyric and narrative gifts in these hybrid mediation. She offers up an American South saturated with starling intimacies, yoking familial and social history. The poems on women's bodies and lives are fearless, virtuosic."
—Robin Becker

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