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Today's poem is "Awake"
from At the Bureau of Divine Music

Wayne State University Press

Michael Heffernan is a Detroit native who has taught poetry in universities in Michigan, Kansas, Washington, Ireland, and, since 1986, at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. At the Bureau of Divine Music is his ninth book. His awards include the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Porter Prize for Literary Excellence, two Pushcart Prizes, and three grants (the maximum awarded) from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Books by Michael Heffernan:

Other poems on the web by Michael Heffernan:
Two poems
Two poem
"The Calm"
"The Table"
"Rage Seated"
"Cattle Seeking Shade"
"Legends of Old Castile"

About At the Bureau of Divine Music:

"In Michael Heffernanís disarming poetry, the paganís inchoate urgencies meet the saintís call to reflection and praiseóthe abject converses with the elevated, the comic qualifies the sanctified. Heffernanís voice, immediately recognizable among those of his generation, is the playfully serious sound of an enduring personality."
—Ron Slate



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