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Today's poem is "Deadline World"
from The Abandoned Eye

FutureCycle Press

J. P. Dancing Bear is editor of the American Poetry Journal and Dream Horse Press. His honors include the 2002 Slipstream Chapbook Prize and the 2010 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles National Literary Award for poetry. Bear also hosts the weekly hour-long poetry show, Out of Our Minds, on public radio station KKUP, also available as podcasts. His work has appeared in hundreds of publications. This is his twelfth volume of poetry.

Other poems by J. P. Dancing Bear in Verse Daily:
May 29, 2012:   "Debris of an Automobile Giving Birth to a Blind Horse Biting a Telephone" "Itís all fenders and hooves with you, she says: the raw light..."
January 20, 2011:   "Gacela of Twilight Bats" "The twilight reveals the edges at play in pitch..."
June 10, 2010:   "A Brief Informal History" "For us, there was never a Harry Houdini..."
February 26, 2009:   "Legitimacy Is So Chummy" "First thing is: everyone presses the room...."
August 21, 2008:   "Natural Enemies" "all day the owl is dreaming of a crow, dreaming..."
November 13, 2007:   "Poem Starting with a Line by Jason Bredle" " According to Hercules, if we make an angel..."
July 26, 2007:   "Gacela of Animal Theory" " Every time I explain Schrödinger's cat to the animal..."
July 16, 2006:   "On Falling and Failing" " If Icarus were to speak, he'd kvetch..."
June 28, 2005:  "West Nile" "The birds began to rust..."
April 27, 2005:  "Iago, the Poet" ""First, let me say it is sickening, this syrupy public..."
February 14, 2005:  "Sky of Sleep" "Sometimes she is a tree..."
August 19, 2004:  "Gacela of Animal Wisdom" "Apollo, Apollo, when will you leave the animals alone?..."
August 8, 2003:  "Island Myths" by "We were once two islands..."
June 14, 2003:  "Persephone at the Farmer's Market" "Even now, I cannot lose the memory of scent...."
May 3, 2003:  "Departing Phoenix" "I swallow bird songs that do not resurface..."
October 10, 2002:  "The Lonelier Moon" "Armstrong has seen it / from its sister...."

Books by J. P. Dancing Bear:

Other poems on the web by J. P. Dancing Bear:
Two poems
Three poems
Two poems
Two poems
Five poems
"Frogpond"
"Some Are So Close"
"By A Monkey On A Unicycle"
"Inner Voyeur and Moon"
Three poems
Three poems
Two poems
Three poems
"Nocturne"
"Pueblo"
"Mythos"
"Inlet"
"Between"
"Personal,"
Five poems
Three poems
"Quadruple Life"
"Your Robot Girl"
"Waltz on Black Velvet"
"Pacific Horizon"
"To Live in the Hair of Sargasso Sea"
"Dew You"
"Magpie in My Own Image"
"A Bed And Two Night Tables Attack Ferociously And Violently"
"Prospero, King of the City" and three audio files
Fourteen poems
Five poems
"The Lost Boy"
"Victory ó Woman Metamorphosing into a Boat with Angels"
"Offshore Drilling"
Four poems
Three poems
"Spellbound"
Three poems
"Debris of an Automobile Giving Birth to a Blind Horse Biting a Telephone"
"Pack Your Trash"
"Auricle"
"Chiroptera"
"Salvation Nation"
Five poems
Nine poems
"Sisyphus Has Time For One More Question"

J. P. Dancing Bear's Website.

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