Today's poem is "You and I, the Cranes, the River"
from Beside You At The Stoplight

The Backwaters Press

Marjorie Saiser was named Distinguished Artist in Poetry by the Nebraska Arts Council in 2009. Her books are Bones of a Very Fine Hand (1999) and Lost In Seward County (2001), both from The Backwaters Press, and also a chapbook, Moving On, from Lone Willow Press (2002). Her awards include the Nebraska Literary Heritage Award, the Nebraska Book Award, the Leo Love Award, The Vreelands Award, and an award from the Academy of American Poets. Saiser's poems have been published in Prairie Schooner, Georgia Review, Crab Orchard Review, Cream City Review, Field, and Smartish Pace. She is co-editor of Times of Sorrow/Times of Grace, an anthology of writing by women of the Great Plains, and co-editor of Road Trip, a book featuring interviews of a dozen Nebraska writers.

Books by Marjorie Saiser:

Other poems on the web by Marjorie Saiser:
Three poems
"Where They Lived"

Marjorie Saiser's Website.

About Beside You At The Stoplight:

"Marge Saiser's poetry is wise and generous and altogether genuine. No poet in this country is better at writing about love, and ... all her poems are in some way about love."
—Ted Kooser

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