Today's poem is "Ibex Have Evolved for Life at the Top"
from Little Stranger

Copper Canyon Press

Lisa Olstein's debut collection of poetry, Radio Crackling, Radio Gone (Copper Canyon Press, 2006), won the Hayden Carruth Award, and her second volume, Lost Alphabet (Copper Canyon Press, 2009), was named a "Best Poetry Book of the Year" by Library Journal. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Other poems by Lisa Olstein in Verse Daily:
August 24, 2009:   "Was to Have Been Called Whip-poor-will" "Dog hears it..."
August 17, 2009:   "[receding sphinx]" "I'm working with a common family of flower feeders. Many..."

Books by Lisa Olstein:

Other poems on the web by Lisa Olstein:
"In the Meantime"
"From This Vantage Point Your View Will Be Clear"
"Traveling in a Herd is the Best Protection"
Eight poems
"[white spring]"
Three poems
"Still Early"
"Today Will Be Cloudy and Gray. Tomorrow It Will Rain."

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