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Today's poem is "Waiting Room"
from A Little in Love A Lot

Main Street Rag

Paul Hostovsky's poems have won a Pushcart Prize, the Muriel Craft Bailey Award from The Comstock Review, and chapbook contests from Grayson Books, Riverstone Press, Frank Cat Press, and Split Oak Press. He has been featured on Verse Daily, The Writer's Almanac, and Best of the Net 2008 and 2009. His first two full-length collections, Bending the Notes (2008) and Dear Truth (2009), are also available from Main Street Rag. Paul works in Boston as a sign language interpreter at the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf.

Other poems by Paul Hostovsky in Verse Daily:
March 2, 2007:   "Dusk Outside the Braille Press" "The lights go on in all the windows but one...."
February 14, 2007:   "Love Poem" "I love this poem...."
July 15, 2006:   "Picture of a House" " There are several V's in my daughter's drawing...."

Books by Paul Hostovsky:

Other poems on the web by Paul Hostovsky:
Four poems
"The Soulís Insistence"
Two poems
Three poems
"Italian Cuisine"
Two poems
"Peacock Patio"
Three poems
"God, Dan"
Five poems
"Poem for Michael Jackson"
"Work"
Two poems

Paul Hostovsky's Home Page.

About A Little in Love A Lot:

"These poems are touched with just the right bit of humor, not enough to turn them into mere entertainment, but enough to make them both entertaining and thoughtful. These are strong and wise poems."
—Gray Jacobik

"I can hardly tell you how much I love these poems. And then there is the fact that they are good. Really, really good. There is no one that I know of writing poetry right now that is doing it better than this. If you can't afford to buy this book, read it in the store."
—Sally Fisher

"This book is full of Hostovsky poems, which is to say it's full of rare, wonderful, funny, incandescent events. No other contemporary American poet is so readily recognizable in just the first few lines of any of his poems, and very few are as entertaining."
—John Lee Clark

"Hostovsky's work represents what is best about clarity in poetry. He never overwrites, or tries to force his "lyrical" soul on a situation or perception, but rather lets them offer up their own "poetic" moments. His poems are humorous, precise, yet free flowing--the triumph of a center fielder who has learned to make the hard catch look easy."
—Joe Weil

"Paul Hostovsky always finds a way to make me happy. I hope in the next life I come back as him."
—Scott Owens



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