Today's poem is "Archaeology"
from Immersion

The Word Works

Michele Wolf is the author of Immersion (The Word Works, 2011), Conversations During Sleep, winner of the Anhinga Prize for Poetry, and The Keeper of Light, which received the Painted Bride Quarterly Poetry Chapbook Series award. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Hudson Review, Boulevard, North American Review, and many other literary journals and anthologies. She serves as a contributing editor for Poet Lore. Among her honors are an Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award and fellowships from Yaddo, the Edward F. Albee Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland. She teaches at The Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Books by Michele Wolf:

Other poems on the web by Michele Wolf:
Four poems

Michele Wolf's Home Page.

About Immersion:

"Michele Wolf’s Immersion is a complex, gorgeous book about adoption and its gifts. As the speaker in Wolf’s poems becomes a mother, she also becomes a child again, seeing the world in surprising and wonderful ways. Traveling the globe to find her child, she travels inward as well. Destiny, joy, heartbreak, redemption. How families are made and remade. This is an incredibly important book of poetry."
—Denise Duhamel

"Immersion creates depth through accumulative glimpses at basic joys and sorrows. Music, a paced meditation, one moment in poetic time changed by another, again and again—this is the tissue of Immersion, the active silences breathing underneath, holding the shaped telling together."
—Yusef Komunyakaa

"'We don’t write poems. We listen for them.' So said W. S. Merwin in a New York City poetry workshop years ago. Immersion is proof that Michele Wolf has listened well. At once a celebration and a reckoning, these keenly felt and artfully crafted poems—about early losses, her longtime love affair with New York, fulfilling marriage, move to D.C., and adoption of a daughter from China, plus explorations of history and the natural world—are delivered indelibly. They offer evidence of an acutely lived, well-observed, and deeply examined life."
—Andrea Hollander Budy

"Read this book like a first kiss. Remember it. From the Towers to Tsunami, Michele Wolf’s words leave us naked with honesty and understanding."
—E. Ethelbert Miller

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