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Today's poem is "After the First Shot"

from West Branch

Saeed Jones has a chapbook, When the Only Light is Fire, forthcoming from Sibling Rivalry Press. He is an MFA graduate of Rutgers University-Newark. His poetry appears in StorySouth, Jubilat, The Collagist, Linebreak, and elsewhere.

Books by Saeed Jones:

Other poems on the web by Saeed Jones:
Two poems
Three poems
"Casket Sharp"
"The Blue Dress in Motherís Closet"
"The Fabulist"
"Deepwater"
"Isaac, After Mount Moriah"
Two poems
Three poems
"It Means Something Different in Arabic"

Saeed Jones's Website.

Saeed Jones on Twitter.

About West Branch:

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West Branch * Bucknell Hall * Bucknell University * Lewisburg, PA, 17837
Editor: Paula Closson Buck

Other from West Branch in Verse Daily:
November 3, 2011:   "Knickerbocker" by L. S. Klatt
November 1, 2011:   "A Thing of Beauty" by Mike White
January 11, 2010:   "With the Herd" by James Najarian
May 7, 2009:   "Duly Noted" by John Gallaher
May 5, 2009:   "Chicken Little" by Tiffany Atkinson
December 13, 2008:   "Nothing is Haunted" by Sandy Longhorn
December 12, 2008:   "When Worlds Collide (1951)" by Maggie Smith
June 10, 2007:   "Looking Forward to the Twentieth Century" by James Doyle
June 8, 2007:   "Earth-tone Anecdote" by John Gallaher
June 3, 2006:   "The Customary Mysteries" by Aleda Shirley
June 2, 2006:   "[When You Asked, I Thought At First]" by Boyer Rickel
May 31, 2006:   "In A Week Or Two, My Love, The Maple Will Be Empty." by David Swerdlow
January 15, 2006:   "Pursuit" by Sarah Sloat
January 5, 2006:   "Rehoboth Beach" by Matthew Ladd
January 2, 2006:   "Ghazal of the Bright Body" by Sarah Sloat
December 28, 2005:   "Rain-Freighted" by Eric Pankey
May 21, 2005:  "The Innocent" Jean Nordhaus
May 17, 2005:  "Vespers" Charles Wright
December 14, 2004:  "The Tortoise" by Betsy Sholl
December 13, 2004:  "Grackles" by Lisa Williams
August 10, 2004:  "Anecdote of the Turkeys" by Wayne Dodd
August 2, 2004:  "Speak, Zero" by Mary Ruefle
June 19, 2004:  "Yes, to the Mole, Emerging in Night" by Daniel Bourne
February 10, 2004:  "Rorschach on Pond" by Sean Serrell
February 9, 2004:  "Deer" by Sarah Kennedy
June 1, 2003:  "First Thing" by Bill Knott
May 20, 2003:  "Succession" by Bill Knott
May 19, 2003:  "Angry Music" by John Nixon, Jr.
May 16, 2003:  "I Never Promised You a Worm Farm" by Charles Harper Webb
January 31, 2003:  "Collect Call" by Michelle Boisseau
January 15, 2003:  "Cautionary Tale" by Nance Van Winckel
January 8, 2003:  "The Climbers" by Jeffrey Skinner
January 7, 2003:  "Steadily" by Michelle Boisseau

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