Today's poem is "Why I Am Not a Good Kisser"
from Selected Poems

Wave Books

Mary Ruefle is the author of, most recently, Selected Poems (Wave Books, 2010). She has published ten books of poetry, a book of prose (The Most of It, Wave Books, 2008), and a comic book (Go Home and Go to Bed, Pilot Books/Orange Table Comics, 2007); she is also an erasure artist, whose treatments of nineteenth century texts have been exhibited in museums and galleries, and published in A Little White Shadow (Wave Books, 2006). Mary is the recipient of numerous honors, including an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a Whiting Award. She lives in Bennington, Vermont, and teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College.

Other poems by Mary Ruefle in Verse Daily:
November 1, 2008:   "Spanish Fruit Bomb" "My literary inclinations..."
July 10, 2008:   "A Certain Swirl" "The classroom was dark, all the desks were empty..."
July 1, 2008:   "Snow" "Every time it starts to snow, I would like to have..."
August 2, 2004:  "Speak, Zero" "There was a morning bowl of cereal..."

Books by Mary Ruefle:

Other poems on the web by Mary Ruefle:
"The Art of Happiness"
Four poems
"Talking to strangers"
from A Little White Shadow,
"The Hand"
"Storm Window"

Mary Ruefle's Website.

Mary Ruefle According to Wikipedia.

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