Today's poem is "The Chance"
from Room Service

Red Hen Press

Ron Carlson is the author of eight books of fiction, most recently The Signal. His short stories have appeared in Esquire, Harper’s, The New Yorker, and other journals, as well as The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Series, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, and other anthologies. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction and a National Society of Arts and Letters Literature Award. His book on writing, Ron Carlson Writes a Story, is taught widely. He is director of the Graduate Program in Fiction at the University of California, Irvine.

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Ron Carlson According to Wikipedia.

About We Did Not Fear the Father: New and Selected Poems:

"Carlson writes about the natural world with convincing authority…with Ron Carlson, you really are in expert hands."
The New York Times Book Review

"Carlson never drops an extra word or a false phrase."
The Washington Post

"Carlson’s focus is transporting, absorbing. It shakes you from stupor, strips you down. He understands that most of us live in a world of enervating crap, whether in the cliffs of Idaho or the canyons of the city."

"Carlson captures the ordinary occurrences that define our lives."
Publishers Weekly

"Carlson transforms the comic junkpile of Americas waning prosperity into a livable, if harsh, landscape."
The Chicago Tribune

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