Today's poem is "A Servant. A Hanging. A Paper House."
from the flung you

New Michigan Press

Lucy Anderton is rebuilding a 500-year-old ruin in the south of France. Her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Barrow Street, Forklift, Ohio, American Letters and Commentary, and From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great (Persea Books, 2009), among others. She is tired of dust in her life and feels the chamber pot is an underappreciated piece of furniture.

Other poems by Lucy Anderton in Verse Daily:
September 24, 2010:   "Not Something To Be Captured, Did You See the Signs?" "As if I know what..."

Books by Lucy Anderton:

Other poems on the web by Lucy Anderton:
"The Poet Takes Back Love"
"O Memory. How I Choose You"
"On the Bus"
Four poems
"On the Bus"

Lucy Anderton on Twitter.

About the flung you:

"Sutured with strange, glittering sentences, fat with music and intelligence, the flung you negotiates the kinetic, violent, vigorous dance of existence. Anderton writes with both exuberance and ferocity, conceiving poetry “Stung with nocturne, shy /And savage.” Employing tongue and teeth motifs as emblems for the unsaid and the sung, her poems spit, bite, lick and soothe. Adroitly coupling the revelatory with the mysterious as it fuses images of blood owls and “red, wet guts” with “pearled birds” and bowls of stars, the flung you is a dark beautiful beast "soldered in shimmer."
—Simone Muench

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