Today's poem is "Dogma"
from Punchline

Gold Wake Press

Nick Courtright writes words and will have more of them someday-. His work has appeared in journals such as The Southern Review, Boston Review, Kenyon Review Online, The Iowa Review, and many others, and a chapbook, Elegy for the Builder's Wife, is available from Blue Hour Press. He's Interviews Editor of the Austinist, an arts and culture website based in Austin, Texas, where he teaches English. Humanities, and Philosophy, and lives with his wife, Michelle, and son, William.

Other poems by Nick Courtright in Verse Daily:
September 24, 2009:   "The Human Experience" "But what is its rationale? See, earth has nothing to do..."
September 10, 2009:   "Destinations, VI." "Even after I died, I could not close my eyes..."
August 4, 2008:   "Elegy for the Builder's Wife" "Slow build, houses where thousands live..."

Books by Nick Courtright:

Other poems on the web by Nick Courtright:
"The Traveler Awakes. Her Train Awakes"
Two poems
"The Longest Sentence"

Nick Courtright's Blog.

Nick Courtright's Website.

Nick Courtright According to Wikipedia.

Nick Courtright on Twitter.

About Punchline:

"With its one-two of exuberant wit and vigorous philosophical inquiry, Nick Courtright's Punchline is nothing short of a knockout."
—Timothy Donnelly

"Between the infinity of the universe and the futility of small matters, along with the prophet and the fatalist, Punchline travels. It's a tightrope performance Nick Courtright is embarking on here, knowing full well that these necessary turns to the large abstractions of "enlightenment" and the "apse of consciousness" are hanging threadbare above us, and at any moment all our understanding could be "revised by pamphlets fallen / from the sky, or by Adobe Photoshop." These are fundamental, open questions, and they anchor a wonderful book."
—John Gallaher

"By turns elliptical and aphoristic, macrocosmic and microcosmic, timeless and contemporary, Punchline is not a book of poems for those who merely want to be diverted or amused; this work is for readers who consider poetry the natural sibling of philosophy. Nick Courtright's finely-distilled poems mine the frustrating unknowableness of the world, and celebrate its exhilarating mystery with elegance, compassion, and imagination."
—Nicky Beer

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