Today's poem is "Upon Seeing the Brightly Lit"
from Fuse

Black Lawrence Press

Marc McKee was born and raised in Big Sandy, Texas. He holds an MFA from the University of Houston and a PhD from the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he lives with his wife, Camellia Cosgray. His poems have appeared in a number of journals, including Boston Review, Conduit, Crazyhorse, DIAGRAM, The Journal, LIT, and Pleiades. His chapbook, What Apocalypse? won the 2008 NMP/DIAGRAM Chapbook Contest. Fuse is his first full-length collection.

Other poems by Marc McKee in Verse Daily:
May 2, 2011:   "Jubilee Rotation" "Let's face it: the gods we chase into the decay of dusk..."
January 22, 2009:   "Memory is a Disease of Animals" "This is the shirt you wore..."
December 11, 2008:   "Attack Attack" "The imperfect products of the nation-state..."
May 10, 2008:   "Tremble" "I am mystified by the fingerprints I have left..."
August 31, 2005:   "If I'd Known it was Going to be That Kind of Party" "Switchblades sprout and little else...."

Books by Marc McKee:

Other poems on the web by Marc McKee:
Two poems
"Some Little Movie"
"Public Health Response to a Rabid Kitten—Four States, 2007"
Three poems
"Jason Bredle"

About Fuse:

"Able to crash with the best of jets, Marc McKee’s poems rise from their own stupendous and generous wreckage with the best that art can give us, the amazement of being alive, the onslaught of music and the suddenness of insight."
—Dean Young

"In his best poems Marc McKee achieves the impossible: his verse is quicker than life. There's a wonderful gallop in these lines. The jetliner of poetry triumphs over local trains of everyday existence."
—Adam Zagajewski

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