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Today's poem is "Coxwain"

from the Southern Review

Nance Van Winckel has received poetry fellowships and awards from the NEA and the Poetry Society of America. Her new poems appear in Poetry Northwest, FIELD, and Crazyhorse. She teaches for the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing program.

Other poems by Nance Van Winckel in Verse Daily:
January 15, 2010:   "His Other Car Was a Train" "My tapping for him..."
September 3, 2008:   "Word for Word" "Halfway into the book..."
July 17, 2008:   "Almost Impervious" "From across the river a last dream..."
April 23, 2008:   "Knowing No Better" "In the course of one night..."
June 12, 2007:   "Eat This" " Target cake with a bull's-eye looming...."
February 19, 2007:   "Sky One" "In an early sky, the molecules of my wings..."
December 28, 2006:   "The Object of the Object" " : to bound, or be..."
November 6, 2006:   "The Forgiveness Channel" " Is your shadow bird over..."
December 20, 2005:   "And the Wound Says" " Step into the river and let the ripples cool us...."
June 24, 2005:  "When the River Comes Toward Me" "it comes with whatever it's..."
January 12, 2005:  "Awaiting the Return Ferry" "Ghostly, echoes of old guffaws from a crowd..."
July 13, 2004:  "Simone Weil at the Renault Factory (1935)" "A thread in a line of threads, she stands..."
January 9, 2004:  "Let me Remind You You Are Still Under Oath" "Out of marsh out of the bronchial..."
February 3, 2003:  "Passing Through the Shadows Of Great Buildings" "The beggar in plaid blankets wanted to kiss my hand..."
January 15, 2003:  "Cautionary Tale" "The funny bearded goat..."
January 6, 2003:  "Bid Me Be the Bird" "May the lower, liquid half of the world..."

Books by Nance Van Winckel:

Other poems on the web by Nance Van Winckel:
Eleven poems
"Canals"
"Signing On with The Daily Sun"
"Agape"
Two poems
"Waking, Working"
Seven poems
"Verlaine Still in Prison"
"Jonah, Going the Opposite Way"
"The Company We Keep"
"Nicholas by the River"
"Insemination Tango"
"Slate"

Nance Van Winckel's Website.

About the Southern Review:

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The Southern Review * Old Presidentís House * LSU * Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Editor: Jeanne M. Leiby

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The Southern Review * Louisiana State University * Old President's House * Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0001
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May 27, 2010:   "Dead Telegram to a Dead Poet" by Bruce Cohen
March 2, 2010:   "Teaching 'The Red Wheelbarrow' the Thirtieth Time" by Wendy Barker
January 9, 2010:   "Elegy as Spot's Lift-the-Flap Book" by Victoria Chang
January 8, 2010:   "An Algebra of Fifty" by Catherine Abbey Hodges
September 12, 2009:   "I Was Thinking of Beauty" by Sydney Lea
September 11, 2009:   "Cosmonauts" by Rhett Iseman Trull
June 5, 2009:   "Teaching Mrs. Dalloway I'm Thinking" by Weston Cutter
June 3, 2009:   "Rain on the Roof" by Beverley Bie Brahic
June 2, 2009:   "Questions about Birds" by Billy Collins
February 20, 2009:   "Holidays and Sundays" by David Bottoms
November 21, 2008:   "Approaching Thunder" by Amaud Jamaul Johnson
November 20, 2008:   "Patterns" by Theodore Worozbyt
August 29, 2008:   "A Convincing Story" by Beth Bretl
August 28, 2008:   "Siren Song for Late September" by Alice Friman
August 27, 2008:   "Scavengers" by Fleda Brown
August 26, 2008:   "Settle" by Chanda Feldman
May 11, 2008:   "Midden" by Brendan Galvin
February 3, 2008:   "Hordes of Indigent Psychologist" by Scott Coffel
January 29, 2008:   "Runaway Bride" by Allison Seay
November 10, 2007:   "Columba livia" by Sandra Meek
November 9, 2007:   "Poltergeist" by Jennifer Metsker
November 6, 2007:   "A celebration of lasting achievment" by Bob Hicok
August 5, 2007:   "Be the Dog" by J. Allyn Rosser
August 2, 2007:   "Haruspicy" by Sarah Hannah
June 6, 2007:   "Not Mattering to the Earth" by Colette Inez
June 5, 2007:   "Something in My Eye" by Allison Smythe
February 9, 2007:   "Mysterious Ways" by Alison Pelegrin
September 15, 2006:   "God of The" by Garrett Doherty
September 14, 2006:   "One Morning a Rose Blooms" by Richard Tillinghast
September 13, 2006:   "Aubade" by Rhoda Janzen
June 22, 2006:   "Trouble." by Melissa Stein
June 19, 2006:   "Love of Sport" by Bob Hicok
January 19, 2006:   "Key to Pronunciation: /sälm/" by Rita Mae Reese
January 17, 2006:   "Leaving the Land" by Stephen C. Behrendt
January 16, 2006:   "The Clown's Mother" by Brent Pallas
November 25, 2004:  "Founder's day" by Bob Hicok
November 24, 2004:  "In Thrush Light" by Gyorgyi Voros
November 23, 2004:  "To Acedia" by Daniel Tobin
November 22, 2004:  "Close Quarters" by Cathryn Essinger
September 25, 2004:  "Dry Brush Painting of Winter Crows" by Barry Sternlieb
September 23, 2004:  "James McNeill Whistler at St. Ives, 1883" by Floyd Skloot
September 22, 2004:  "Keep and Give Away" by Susan Meyers
September 21, 2004:  "The Wife of Job" by Morri Creech
September 20, 2004:  "Indian River Inlet" by Fleda Brown
March 10, 2004:  "See! I Will Not Forget You. I Have Carved You on the Palm of My Hand." by Thomas Reiter
March 9, 2004:  "Mary Rockwell Talks to Her Son in the Hospital after He's Been Stabbed During a Fencing Lesson" by Julianna Baggott
August 20, 2003:  "Water Rising" by Fleda Brown
August 19, 2003:  "Neither the Season, nor the Place" by Susan Meyers
August 18, 2003:  "Revival" by Lynn Powell
June 7, 2003:  "The Reliquary" by Ann Townsend
June 5, 2003:  "Hieronymus and the Lion" by Maurya Simon
June 3, 2003:  "Pink Salmon" by Cecily Parks
May 1, 2003:  "Heron" by John Drury
April 29, 2003:  "For the Fog Horn When There Is No Fog" by Sarah Hannah
December 30, 2002:  "Brains" by Rodney Jones
December 16, 2002:  Heaven by Natasha Saje
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