Today's poem is "Squab"
from Dear Weather Ghost

Four Way Books

Melissa Ginsburg grew up in Houston, Texas, and is the author of Arbor, a chapbook published by New Michigan Press. Her poems have appeared in The Iowa Review; Jubilat; Forklift, Ohio; Pleiades; and other magazines. She holds a BA in English from the University of Houston and an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She teaches creative writing at the University of Mississippi and edits the literary magazine Yalobusha Review. She lives in Oxford, Mississippi.

Books by Melissa Ginsburg:

Other poems on the web by Melissa Ginsburg:
Four poems
"Random Number Generator"
Three poems
Two poems

Melissa Ginsburg on Twitter.

About Dear Weather Ghost:

"In deceptively simple language, and with a child’s-eye view, Melissa Ginsburg’s poems describe a world as complex and surprising as any. In sequence they build a music that is truly mesmerizing. In poem after poem we are in the presence of a voice both gentle and terrified, and an eye the same. And as the pages and birthdays pass—as all things do—we come to the grown truth, that the games we enacted as children we endlessly reenact as adults. A tremendous debut."
—Mary Ruefle

"Melissa Ginsburg’s poems are delicate but they are not fragile. They speak from a place they call ‘permanent winter,’ where resilience, exactness, vigilance and honest respect for silence are the necessary attributes of survival. This book is a subtly beautiful address to the air, and it approaches the transformative."
—Mark Levine

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