Today's poem is "White-throated Sparrow"
from Oz

Carnegie Mellon University Press

Nancy Eimers is the author of A Grammar to Waking (Carnegie Mellon, 2006), No Moon, winner of the 1997 Verna Emery Prize (Purdue University Press), and Destroying Angel (Wesleyan/University Press of New England, 1991). She has been the recipient of a Nation "Discovery" Award, two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships and a Whiting Writer's Award. She is on the Creative Writing faculty at Western Michigan University and has taught in the Vermont College MFA Program since 1995.

Other poems by Nancy Eimers in Verse Daily:
April 22, 2009:   "Y at the End of It" "My neighbor Lee is calling her cat home again..."

Books by Nancy Eimers:

Other poems on the web by Nancy Eimers:
Four poems

Nancy Eimers according to Wikipedia.

About Oz:

"In Eimers' Oz, the squared-off rooms of prose press against the open-roofed, wall-less abodes of poems. Dollhouses, bomb shelters, Cornell's boxes—Eimers is fascinated by those fascinated with such "contraption[s] of inner space." Space managed and manageable. But around such contraptions, one feels the larger uncontainable world lurking, leering. From encapsulated space, a self sees out and gathers strength to step out. This dance between estrangement and communion—it's part of how we survive; it's the jittery way, these poems beautifully suggest, we move toward compassion."
—Nance Van Winckel

"There is as true a feeling of consolation delivered by this book as any I have read in recent years. Nancy Eimers makes a mirror out of our tears, and then turns that mirror at an angle so that we can see what lies hidden from our sight. Her poems answer Basho's great question, one of the essential questions of all lyric poetry: "my neighbor—how does he live, I wonder?" This is that rare book whose compassion is as deep as its craft."
—David Rivard

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