Today's poem is "Icon"
from Coney Island Pilgrims

The Ashland Poetry Press

John Hennessy is the author of a previous collection, Bridge and Tunnel (Turning Point Books, 2007), and his poems appear in The Believer, Best American Poetry 2013, Harvard Review, The Huffington Post, LIT, Jacket, The New Republic, Poetry, Southwest Review, and The Yale Review. Hennessy went to Princeton on a Cane Scholarship and completed graduate degrees at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Arkansas. A former Amy Clampitt Fellow, he teaches at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and serves as poetry editor for The Common.

Other poems by John Hennessy in Verse Daily:
April 15, 2007:   "Drift" " After leaving home and school..."
February 14, 2006:   "Signing the Kills" " That might have been me, the boy you saw..."

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John Hennessy According to Wikipedia.

About Coney Island Pilgrims:

"John Hennessy does more than catalogue the things of this world; he sanctifies them: bruised strawberries, Kangols, an unleashed pit bull, Puccini's Suor Angelica, rainy afternoons, Big Bird. It's all here, reconstituted in language and forms that do more than lodge a mirror before our mind's eye. These poems are the gateway to a kingdom of rhythmic feeling, linguistic order, and imaginative explorations.'"
—Major Jackson

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