Today's poem is "Ode to Nitrous Oxide"
from Whirlwind

University of Pittsburgh Press

Sharon Dolin is the author of several previous poetry collections: Burn and Dodge, winner of the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry; Realm of the Possible; Serious Pink; and Heart Work, as well as five poetry chapbooks. She is Writer-in-Residence at Eugene Lang College at the New School for Liberal Arts in New York City. Dolin also teaches at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y and directs the Center for Book Arts Annual Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition.

Other poems by Sharon Dolin in Verse Daily:
July 18, 2010:   "Lament of Shovel and Bell (noon)" "Closest to sun-strength..."
December 1, 2008:   "To the Family of the Man We Ate 130 Years Ago" "We are sorry, but when your kinsman, the reverend..."
November 26, 2006:   "An Ideal Lure" " Sun-treeing, a tease, I of ten loves took leave..."
July 17, 2004:  "The Truth of Poetry" "At the Philadelphia Zoo, it is true I saw the Galapagos..."

Books by Sharon Dolin:

Other poems on the web by Sharon Dolin:
"Sunglasses in the Subway"
Four poems

Sharon Dolin's Blog.

Sharon Dolin's Website.

Sharon Dolin According to Wikipedia.

Sharon Dolin on Twitter.

About Whirlwind:

"In Whirlwind Sharon Dolin’s trademark quick wit and candor are infused with an uncanny mix of flirt and fury. Anchored by women who ride and are ridden by the blues, these expert poems shift between ode, testimonial, and elegy. Here is the ‘oh boy woe’ that prompts serious play; here is the intensity a woman displays when ‘her head is lifted above some suffering.’ Whirlwind is a book of wonderful whimsy, grace, and bite."
—Terrance Hayes

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