Today's poem is "Every Day of the Dead"
from The Man Who Saws Us in Half

Louisiana State Press

Ron Houchin is the author of five previous poetry collections: Museum Crows, Birds in the Tops of Winter Trees, Among Wordless Things, Moveable Darkness, and Death and the River. A retired public high school teacher, he lives on the banks of the Ohio River across from Huntington, West Virginia, where he grew up.

Other poems by Ron Houchin in Verse Daily:
April 11, 2010:   "Reckless sleeper" "Letting go of the world..."
August 11, 2005:   "Small Parts "When we were young and finding each other..."
April 3, 2005:  "The Night Café" ""Sad, sleeping hoodlums in an empty room..."
May 9, 2003:  "The light from childhood" "shows growing up to be a lake..."
March 21, 2003:  "Motel Night" "The towel that can be stolen..."

Books by Ron Houchin:

Other poems on the web by Ron Houchin:
Two poems
"Hymn to Her"
"Death Masks"
"Visible Songs of Appalachia"
"Winter cast" and three poems (audio)
"Reckless sleeper"
"Belief in soap"
"Last Night Five Young Owls"

About The Man Who Saws Us in Half:

"In this superb collection, Ron Houchin, through arresting observation and haunting recognition, tenderly, magically, slices us open and then guides us `into the heart of everything.'"
—Darnell Arnoult

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