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Today's poem is "[but the rain is full of ghosts tonight]"
from Whelm

Lost Horse Press

dawn lonsingerís poems and lyric essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Guernica: A Magazine of Arts & Politics, New Orleans Review, Subtropics, Best New Poets 2010, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, Smartish Paceís Beullah Rose Poetry Prize, and four Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prizes, and holds an MFA from Cornell University and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Utah.

Other poems by dawn lonsinger in Verse Daily:
March 28, 2011:   "zoo sonnet" "the veined flood did not care what the mute sang..."
April 28, 2010:   "Ardentia Vera" "the ocean laps toward shore, but land puts nearly its whole..."
July 5, 2006:   "Afternoon Ether" " Mold spores land on wet surfaces..."
July 22, 2005:   "The Blue-Gray Body of the Zambezi" "The river is full of albescent bodies..."

Books by dawn lonsinger:

Other poems on the web by dawn lonsinger:
"Forage"
"Four"
Two poems
"Slow Saunter of Wither"
"Knee-Deep"
Two poems
"gray matter"

dawn lonsinger's Website.

About Whelm:

"Dawn Lonsinger's work beautifully plies the seams between grandeur and banality, between identity and Fla-vor-ice, between the primal beauty of oceans, and (to steal her phrase) 'the sadism of normalcy.' In the dark water of these poems, lonsinger gives voice to those things that cannot be categorized, enumerated, or named--love, language, music, the ghosts of the natural world--all the things that can save us."
—Anthony Doerr

"I so admire the tension between the macro and micro worlds here. Whitmanesque inventories collide with intimate interiorities. dawn lonsinger turns a tough eye and a tender heart toward the experience of living fully in the rush of the Now and the flickering echoes of history. These are lushly rendered poems to savor and/or to devour."
—Nance Van Winckel



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