Today's poem is "Submission to Emptiness"
from Earlier Lives

Dos Madres Press

Sara Dailey has a B.S. in Writing from Mankato State, a M.A. in English from the University of St. Thomas, and a M.F.A. from Hamline University. Her poems and essays have appeared in journals such as Ascent, Cimarron Review, The Bitter Oleander, Whiskey Island Magazine, and FragLit, among others. In 2009 she won the Shadow Poetry chapbook competition for her manuscript The Science of Want, which was also a finalist for the Flume Press prize. She works as a teacher and editor in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Books by Sara Dailey:

Other poems on the web by Sara Dailey:
"If I Believed You Were in the Witness Protection Program"
Two poems
"Viscum Album"
"A Back, Turning"
"Elegy for the Unborn"

Sara Dailey's Website.

About Earlier Lives:

"I love the spirit in Sara Dailey’s poems: it feels at once grounded in the real world–attached to the things and people and creatures of this earth–and exploratory. Dailey goes where other poets sometimes fear to tread: poems about science, spiders, fruit flies. All sorts of seemingly unpromising subjects become strangely appealing to the reader. She is able to be heartbreakingly personal, but also wonderfully funny. I think that, finally, it is the range of her work–both emotionally and in terms of subject matter–that most impresses and delights me about Earlier Lives. Welcome to the amazing and unpredictably beautiful world of Sara Dailey!"
—Jim Moore

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