Today's poem is "Elk Skeleton"
from Sympathetic Magic

Southern Illinois University Press

Amy Fleury is the author of a collection of poems, Beautiful Trouble, published by SIU Press, and the director of the M.F.A. program at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including Prairie Schooner, 32 Poems, River Styx, and Crazyhorse. She was the 2009–10 Amy Clampitt Resident Poetry Fellow.

Books by Amy Fleury:

Other poems on the web by Amy Fleury:
"At Twenty-Eight"
"Commotions of the Flesh"
"Consider the Thunder"

About Sympathetic Magic:

"There is no shelter from the blows of fate in Amy Fleury’s American heartland. Yet the inhabitants of her poems respond to suffering with quiet dignity and an abiding faith in the interconnectedness of all living things. It has been a long time since a book moved me as deeply as this one. These are not just beautifully wrought poems; this is one of those rare works that can renew the weary human soul."
—Julie Kane

"At a time in American poetry when enigma sometimes seems to substitute for emotion and ‘difficulty’ for content, there are still poets who can seize you by the senses and not only show you new wonders but make you feel you’re remembering them. Sympathetic Magic is further evidence that Amy Fleury belongs in that select circle."
—William Trowbridge

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