Today's poem is "Chimera"
from Night Shift

Raven & Crow Press

Karen Glenn's poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Cream City Review, Nimrod, Seattle Review, Southern Humanities Review, National Forum, Water-Stone, Chattahoochee Review, Cricket, and many others. North American Review nominted her for a Pushcart Prize. She has been a finalist in the Four Ways Books poetry book contest and the Center for Book Arts poetry chapbook contest. She has read her poetry on NPR's All Things Considered. She has studied with Billy Collins, Christopher Merrill, Dorianne Laux, Tony Hoagland, Jane Hirshfield, and others. She works as a writer and photographer in Colorado.

Books by Karen Glenn:

Karen Glenn's Blog.

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About Night Shift:

"The subjects of Karen Glenn's compelling poems vary widely, but whether she is praising night-shift workers, visiting a lab where human organs are grown in sheep, retelling myths, or describing personal experience, her deeper concern is always the 'yearning heart,' the heart that 'keeps wanting, wanting/ the unnameable, the impossible.' That unattainable yearning often results in loneliness, diminishment, dissatisfaction, but it is also, ultimately, evidence of hope. These deftly crafted, vivid poems are infused with intense feeling and piercing intelligence, hard-won wisdom and abundant compassion."
—Eric Nelson

"With remarkable grace and ease, Karen Glenn hits the nail of human experience dead center. This book is refreshment for those who labor under the misperception that great poetry needs to be obscure. Like fairy tales, these poems tap into the deep reaches and bring back spun gold."
—Miles Frieden

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