Today's poem is "Moon-Wrapped Fragrant Spareribs"
from Hymn for the Black Terrific

Sarabande Books

Kiki Petrosino was born in Baltimore and received her BA from the University of Virginia. She spent two years teaching English and Italian at a private school, after which she earned graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and the Iowa Writer's Workshop. Her debut collection, Fort Red Border (Sarabande, 2009) was praised by The Believer and shortlisted for the 2009 Foreword Book of the Year in Poetry. In 2011, her poem, "Allergenesis," was featured in the Op-Ed section of The New York Times. Other poems have appeared in Tin House, FENCE, jubilat, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. Petrosino is the co-editor of Transom, an independent on-line poetry journal and she teaches creative writing at the University of Louisville.

Other poems by Kiki Petrosino in Verse Daily:
March 22, 2010:   "Afro" "Whereas these strands, well-oiled & diligent in their parts, & appearing..."
August 12, 2009:   "Valentine" "Today I got rejected from the Bible...."

Books by Kiki Petrosino:

Other poems on the web by Kiki Petrosino:
"Personal Style Monlogue"
Two poems
"Love Poem"
Three poems
Three poems
"You Have Made a Career of Not Listening"

Kiki Petrosino on Twitter.

About Hymn for the Black Terrific:

"Kiki Petrosino’s new collection, Hymn for the Black Terrific, is the kind of book that makes readers of poetry ignite with joy and those who do not read poetry suddenly find themselves in love with verse. Petrosino’s hymn is a song for the human, for the animal we are and for the starlight we are. Cold, self-conscious, ironic poetry is out. Petrosino’s warm, intelligent, wild, blood-and-bone poetry is in. Thank god for that."
—Matthew Dickman

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