Today's poem is "Insomniac Romance"
from Miss Plastique

Ragged Sky Press

Lynn Levin's previous collections of poems include Fair Creatures of an Hour, Imaginarium, and A Few Questions about Paradise. She is, with Valerie Fox, the author of Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets. Lynn Levin teaches at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri and lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Other poems by Lynn Levin in Verse Daily:
September 26, 2009:   "Homo Erectus Recalls the Better Days of Man" "I cast my gaze over the coarse grass...."
December 8, 2007:   "To the Future" "Fountain of the forward notion...."

Books by Lynn Levin:

Other poems on the web by Lynn Levin:
"To Tiffany with a Stud in Her Tongue"
Two poems
"Last Plaster"
"Faux King in the Parking lot"

About Miss Plastique:

"Miss Plastique is a busy girl: giving it to her enemy in stiletto heels, giving it up to an Elvis impersonator, thumbing a ride across Texas. She has turned from the mirror and can’t look back. She’s sexy and seductive and refuses to be pinned down; she’s silk so fluid you could drink her—read her instead, but watch she doesn’t explode in your hands."
—Meg Kearney

"The poems in Lynn Levin’s Miss Plastique hold their tension between fantasy and devastation."
—Jill Alexander Essbaum

"This book is just as explosive as plastique and packed as tightly and with the impeccable craft you’d expect from a good detonation expert. Lynn Levin has the perfect timing and sensitive touch of one who works with volatile materials—an Elvis impersonator, the Beav and Eddie Haskell, Gaspara Stampa, Eve and Lilith at Macy’s. We are better for the aftershocks of this verse."
—Christopher Bursk

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