Today's poem is "The Secret Lives of Maps"

from The Common

Yvette Christiansė is a South African-born poet, novelist, and scholar. She is the author of two books of poetry: Imprendehora, a finalist for the Via Afrika Herman Charles Bosman Prize in 2010, and Castaway, a finalist in the 2001 PEN International Poetry Prize. Her novel Unconfessed was a finalist for the PEN/ Hemingway Award for First Fiction and received a 2007 ForeWord Magazine BEA Award; it was shortlisted for the University of Johannesburg Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2005 and nominated for the Ama Ata Aidoo Prize 2010. Christiansė is a recipient of the Harri Jones Memorial Prize for Poetry (Australia). She is a professor of English and Africana Studies at Barnard College in New York.

Books by Yvette Christiansė:

Yvette Christiansė According to Wikipedia.

About The Common:

Subscription: 1 year (2 issues), $10
The Common * Frost Library * Amherst College * Amherst, Mass. 01002
Poetry Editor: John Hennessy

Other poems from The Common in Verse Daily:
December 31, 2012:   "New Hampshire Spring" by Cynthia Hogue
December 23, 2012:   "New Hampshire Spring" by Avram Kline
August 11, 2011:   "The Seastack" by Christopher DeWeese

Support Verse Daily!

Home   Web Weekly Features  Archives   About Verse Daily   FAQs   Submit to Verse Daily   Follow Verse Daily on Twitter

Copyright © 2002-2013 Verse Daily All Rights Reserved