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Today's poem is "From 'Elegy in X Parts'"

from Gulf Coast

Matt Rasmussen s poetry has been published in Cimarron Review, Water Stone Review, Mid-American Review, Paper Darts, MARGIE, New York Quarterly, Natural Bridge, and Dislocate, among others. He was a 2009 Bush Artist Fellow for Literature and has received awards, grants, and residencies from The Minnesota State Arts Board, The Corporation of Yaddo, The Loft Literary Center, The Jerome Foundation, Intermedia Arts, and The Anderson Center in Red Wing, MN. He currently teaches at Gustavus Adolphus College. His chapbook, Fingergun, was published in 2006 by Kitchen Press and hes a founding co-editor of Birds, LLC, a small, independent poetry press.

Other poems on the web by Matt Rasmussen:
Five poems
"Your Guide to the One Bedroom House of Life-Sized Origami"

About Gulf Coast:

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Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Art * Department of English * University of Houston * Houston, TX 77204-3013
Poetry Editors: Lauren Berry, Anna Journey and Kent Shaw
Other poems by Gulf Coast in Verse Daily:
August 14, 2012:   "Wright Park" by Rick Barot
August 13, 2012:   Two poems by Simone Muench
December 21, 2011:   "Day for Years of Distress" by Elaine Bleakney
December 20, 2011:   "A Dedication to the Rich Is in the Ark" by Robert Ostrom
December 19, 2011:   "We're in the Ocean, Or I'm Alone" by Lily Brown
November 7, 2011:   "The Space Traveler's Tense" by Benjamin S. Grossberg
December 24, 2010:   "A Segment of Irradiated Mangosteen" by Jack Boettcher
December 23, 2010:   "Tulip is the bravest flower, I mean bird." by y madrone
September 2, 2010:   "His Theogony" by Timothy Donnelly
September 1, 2010:   "Speculatrix at the Mountaintop Observatory" by Cecily Parks
December 10, 2009:   "Antietam" by Sandra Beasley
December 9, 2009:   "Pitbull" by Kimberly Johnson
December 3, 2009:   "from 1977-2050" by Zachary Schomburg
May 15, 2009:   "Talking About the Wind" by Katie Peterson
May 11, 2009:   "Little Apocalypse" by Rachel Zucker
May 8, 2009:   "Department of Telescopes" by Joshua Poteat
November 4, 2008:   "We Are Taking the Trees" by Sarah Wolfson
November 3, 2008:   "Freud's Container" by Terese Svoboda
November 1, 2008:   "Spanish Fruit Bomb" by Mary Ruefle
October 30, 2008:   "Red" by Allan Petterson
October 29, 2008:   "My Heart to Fear" by Heather McHugh
June 15, 2008:   "The End" by Victoria Chang
June 14, 2008:   "Morality" by Susie Meserve
June 10, 2008:   "First Date, and Still Very, Very Lonely" by Brenda Shaughnessy
March 10, 2008:   "Reclamation" by Bob Hicok

March 9, 2008:   "Parable of a Blade of Grass" by Roger Reeves
April 18, 2005:  "Sonnet" by Karen Volkman
April 4, 2005:  "Figures We're Meant to Believe In" by George Looney
March 14, 2005:  "The Museum of Being Born" by Jennifer Militello

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