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Today's poem is "Book of Janus"
from Vow

Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Rebecca Hazelton is the author of Fair Copy (Ohio State University Press, 2012), winner of the 2011 Ohio State University Press / The Journal Award in Poetry. She was the 2010-11 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Creative Writing Institute and winner of the Discovery / Boston Review 2012 Poetry Contest. Her poems have appeared in AGNI, The Southern Review, Boston Review, and Best New Poets 2011.

Other poems by Rebecca Hazelton in Verse Daily:
May 2, 2013:   "Love Poem for What It Is" "There's nothing in the world that loves you..."
December 15, 2011:   "Actual Animals" "It's not that the antlers pain, exactly..."
September 23, 2011:   "Questions about the Wife" "I'm having trouble understanding the wife...."

Books by Rebecca Hazelton:

Other poems on the web by Rebecca Hazelton:
Two poems
"Gold Empire"
"Self Portrait as Thing in the Forest"
Three poems
Two poems
"You Make Me Touch Your Hands for Stupid Reasons"
"Ampersand, My Luxury, My Excess:"
"You Say The Burning Bush is Rhetoric"
Three poems
"Write Yellow"
Two poems
"Itís Springtime, Elise, and Youíre Missing All of It"
"[A narrow Fellow in the Grass]"

Rebecca Hazelton's Blog.

Rebecca Hazelton's Website.

Rebecca Hazelton According to Wikipedia.

Rebecca Hazelton on Twitter.

About Vow:

"The siren call of Rebecca Hazeltons lush second collection, Vow, is impossible to resist: Jukebox Jewel, princess cut / you were a libretto sung into the smut. The music and fearlessness of these poems, their swing from sexy burlesque decadence to heady emotional resonance, wooed me over and over again. Vow is an extended meditation via exquisite metaphor, sly humor, racy eroticism, and devastating elegy on the complicated nature of desire and domesticity. In these intense 21st century love poems, Hazleton presents us with a uniquely embodied poetics that refuses to separate pleasure from danger. Vow is as captivating as it is fierce."
—Erika Meitner

"From one of the best young poets writing in America, the poems in Vow are brainy, half-feral, sad, and sensuous, and often all at once. How astonishing! Hazelton's work seems lit from within what we call brilliant."
—Alan Michael Parker

"Rebecca Hazelton's poetry is witty, uninhibited, and dense yet full of breath. To read her work is to take a ride on the carnival's Scrambler, arms up all the way. These poems hint at a love triangle in which there are no winners. Vow is one of the best second collections I have read in a long time."
—Sandra Beasley



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