Today's poem is "The Book of the Dead Man (Rhino)"
from Vertigo

Copper Canyon Press

Marvin Bell's twenty-third book is Vertigo. He and his wife, Dorothy, live in Iowa City, Iowa; Port Townsend, Washington; and Sag Harbor, New York.

Other poems by Marvin Bell in Verse Daily:
September 18, 2009:   "Elmer Rice's 'The Adding Machine'" "The staging of clerks in green visors..."
July 4, 2007:   "The Method" " Of the knees we might say they beseech..."
April 7, 2004:  "Epithalamium" "If you twist a rope..."

Books by Marvin Bell:

Other poems on the web by Marvin Bell:
Seven poems
Eleven poems
Sixteen poems
Ten poems

Marvin Bell according to Wikipedia.

About Vertigo:

"Hilarity transfiguring all that dread, manic overflow of powerful feeling, zero at the bone—Vertigo renders its desolation with singular invention and focus and figuration: the making of these poems makes them exhilarating."
—James Laughlin Award citation

"Reading Michael [Dickman] is like stepping out of an overheated apartment building to be met, unexpectedly, by an exhilaratingly chill gust of wind."
The New Yorker

"These are lithe, seemingly effortless poems, poems whose strange affective power remains even after several readings."
The Believer

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