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Today's poem is "Dictator"

from 32 Poems

Melissa Steinís poetry collection Rough Honey won the 2010 APR/Honickman First Book Prize. Her work has appeared in Southern Review, Best New Poets 2009, New England Review, and other journals.

Other poems by Melissa Stein in Verse Daily:
November 16, 2010:   "Halo" "A swirl of it: a stain, like cinnamon..."
June 22, 2006:   "Trouble." " Trouble on the prairie..."

Books by Melissa Stein:

Other poems on the web by Melissa Stein:
"Olives, Bread, Honey, and Salt"
from Love Letter

Melissa Stein's Website.

About 32 Poems:

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32 Poems Magazine * Texas Tech University * Lubbock, TX 79409-3091
Editor: John Poch & Deborah Ager

Other poems from 32 Poems in Verse Daily:
February 8, 2010:   "Praise Nothing" by Joshua Robbins
June 25, 2009:   "Bats in the Attic" by Chelsea Rathburn
June 23, 2009:   "Rip Cord" by Jamie Thomas
February 22, 2009:   "Bats in the Attic" by Anthony Walton
February 21, 2009:   "The Pencil" by Billy Collins
April 22, 2007:   "Thin Ice" by Randall Stiffler
November 30, 2005:   "Cod" by David Roderick
May 16, 2005:  "Bird Advice" Jill Alexander Essbaum
May 14, 2005:  "Parting Shot" Brendan O'Connor
May 3, 2005:  "Boat" Carol Frost
February 9, 2005:  "Fabulous Ones" by Jeffrey Thomson
February 8, 2005:  "Ultrasound" by A. E. Stallings
February 7, 2005:  "Year of the Blues" by A. C. Schaffer
June 29, 2004:  "Bonfire" by Julie Funderburk
June 28, 2004:  "Ill-Made Almighty" by Heather McHugh
January 3, 2004:  "Father Countries" by Geoffrey Brock
December 31, 2003:  "Litany for Treetops" by C. J. Sage
July 15, 2003:  "The Trouble with Being Born" by Christina Davis
July 14, 2003:  "Outer Banks (II)" by Christian Wiman
July 9, 2003:  "Sonnet" by Kimberly Johnson

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