Today's poem is "Quantum Basketball"
from Unions

Barrow Street Press

Alfred Corn is Alfred Corn's eleventh book of poems. He has also published a novel, Part of His Story; two collections of essays; and THE POEM'S HEARTBEAT (Copper Canyon Press, 2008), a study of prosody. For his poetry, he has received a Guggenheim fellowship, the NEA, an Award in Literature from the Academy of Arts and Letters, and one from the Academy of American Poets. In 2012, he was a Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, preparing a translation of Rilke's Duino Elegies, and returned as a Life Fellow for a second residency in 2013. He has taught at Yale, Columbia, and UCLA. Later this year, Eyewear will publish his second novel, Miranda's Book.

Other poems by Alfred Corn in Verse Daily:
February 17, 2013:   "What the Thunder Says" "A crack a second and a third splinter as the dam fractures..."
November 29, 2002:  Olfactory "A wash and wallop nothing had prepared..."

Books by Alfred Corn:

Other poems on the web by Alfred Corn:
Nine poems
Eight poems
Thirty-six poems
Six poems
"Playing Posthumous"
"Alice's Rules"
"Dinner Theater"

Alfred Corn According to Wikipedia.

About Unions:

"He has had the skill and courage to confront, absorb, and renew our poetic tradition at its most vital. "
—Harold Bloom

"Few poets could sustain, as Corn does, both the fiery voluptuousness of the abstract oracular passages, and the broken simplicity of the late 20th-century voice, tentative, self-conscious, unheroic."
—Wayne Koestenbaum

"Seeing the very fact of mobility and diversity as an epic theme, he brings to it a discerning eye and ear, a marvelous memory for detail, and above all an exhilarating range of sympathy."
—Amy Clampitt

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