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Today's poem is "On a Walk"
from Second Skin

Wind Publications

Sally Bliumis-Dunn teaches Poetry and Creative Writing at Manhattanville College. She received her B.A. in Russian language and literature from U.C. Berkeley in 1983 and her MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College in 2002. In 2002, she was a finalist for the Nirnrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize. In 2008, she was asked to read in the Love Poems program at the Library of Congress. She lives in Armonk, New York with her husband, John. They share four children, Ben, Angie, Kaitlin and Fiona.

Other poems by Sally Bliumis-Dunn in Verse Daily:
December 15, 2008:   "Tell it Slant" "Have to sail at an angle..."
November 23, 2007:   "In the Women's Locker Room" "Over the tops of the lockers..."

Books by Sally Bliumis-Dunn:

Other poems on the web by Sally Bliumis-Dunn:
"Anniversary"
"Crossword"
Ten poems
"Meaning"
Two poems
"Gratitude"
Two poems

Sally Bliumis-Dunn's Website.

About Second Skin:

"Sally Bliumis-Dunnís Second Skin is one of the most compelling books Iíve read. This collection writes about nature in a way which is so intimately connected with the human pathos that it is impossible to lay aside. Her insights are startling. These poems are life lessons."
—Robert Nazarene

"In Sally Bliumis-Dunnís Second Skin, she explores the DNA of family connections with delicacy touched by a quiet though formidable strength. Bliumis-Dunn is building something mysterious and beautiful, poem by poem as she talks through the language of things. There is a remarkable fearlessness in the way she allows herself to fall into the vastness of vulnerability. In Second Skin, the wonder and perils of the natural world mirror the emotional terrain we all navigate with those we love."
—Frances Richey



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