Today's poem is "Fountain of the Planet of the Apes"
from The Book of Emblems

The Waywiser Press

Matthew Ladd was born in Los Angeles and raised in the Texas Panhandle. After completing his undergraduate work in West Texas, he read for the MPhil in Divinity at the University of Cambridge, submitting a masterís thesis on Kierkegaard and German Idealism. In 2006 he received an MFA in Poetry from the University of Florida. His poems have appeared in such journals as the Paris Review, Yale Review, Virginia Quarterly and Antioch Review. He has also written criticism for the American Scholar, The Humanist and the Threepenny Review, among other publications, and he writes an annual poetry review for West Branch, the literary journal of Bucknell University. He currently lives in New York.

Other poems by Matthew Ladd in Verse Daily:
January 5, 2006:   "Rehoboth Beach" " We bodies aspire, we in the day...."
October 31, 2004:  "Apeland" "The land is glorious. It glories alone..."

Books by Matthew Ladd:

Other poems on the web by Matthew Ladd:
Two poems

About Cattle Console Him:

"The quality of Ladd's seeing, as much as his voicing, guarantees his staying power. He glances into the nature of things ... With The Book of Emblems, a new poet steps out into the public square, by turns dashing, modest, canny, stylish, whimsical, and stern ... [T]here is no telling where Laddís many gifts will lead him. The horizon is wide."
—Rosanna Warren

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