Today's poem is "Cut Flowers"
from Heavenly Bodies

Southern Illinois University Press

Cynthia Huntington is the author of four books of poetry, including The Radiant (winner of the Levis Prize), The Fish-Wife, and We Have Gone to the Beach, as well as a prose memoir, The Salt House. A former New Hampshire state poet laureate, she is a professor of English at Dartmouth College where she serves as senior faculty in creative writing. She served as chair of the poetry jury for the Pulitzer Prizes in Poetry in 2006.

Other poems by Cynthia Huntington in Verse Daily:
February 17, 2005:  "Blackberry" "I picked the blackberries because I was poor..."

Books by Cynthia Huntington:

Other poems on the web by Cynthia Huntington:
Three poems
"All Wet and Shine"
Two poems
Three poems
Five poems
"All Wet and Shine"
Three poems
"All Wet and Shine"

Cynthia Huntington According to Wikipedia.

About Heavenly Bodies:

"This is a poetry of woundedness and defiance. Heavenly Bodies has a stark integrity in its refusals to beguile or comfort; no one could call it uplifting. Yet there is something bracing, even encouraging, in the hungry survival of this sister of Sylvia Plath and in her self-insistence: I do not give up my strangeness for anyone."
—Mark Halliday

"Cynthia Huntington’s Heavenly Bodies is the most searing and frightening book of poetry I have read in years. The poems arise from pain and illness, from the body’s rebellions and betrayals, and yet they are also curiously exhilarating, even redemptive: perhaps because they are utterly free of self-pity, and find the means—hrough the sustained ferocity and invention of their language—to transform suffering into a vision so bold it must be called prophetic. Heavenly Bodies is a remarkable collection, on every level."
—David Wojahn

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