Today's poem is "If you got free by any strange behavior"
from Nostalgia for Sacrifice

David Robert Books

Paul Bone is the author of Momentary Vision of the Assistant Meteorologist, which won the 2004 Uccelli Poetry Chapbook Award. He earned an MFA from the University of Arkansas in 1999. He teaches writing, literature, and world cultures; is co-editor of Measure; and has published poems in the Iron Horse Literary Review, The Raintown Review, First Things, The Cimarron Review, and other journals.

Books by Paul Bone:

Other poems on the web by Paul Bone:
Five poems
"Moment of Dante"
"Nostalgia for Sacrifice"

Paul Bone's Blog.

About Nostalgia for Sacrifice:

"As painterly and precise as the great haiku masters, but wth an American idiom all his own, Paul Bone gives us nightcrawlers and turkey vultures, chicken coops and train trestles-all vividly real and in language that illuminates. Bone displays an understated skill which is as at home in a longer meditative lyric as in the tight tumblings of a villanelle. These are momentary visions to last a lifetime."
—Beth Ann Fenelly

"Paul Bone writes with an unstinting sensory focus, but his poems are remarkable, not for their detail, but for the quality and frequency of their metaphorical discoveries and for their humanity. This debut chapbook rewards continually and announces a poet of significant gifts."
—Rodney Jones

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