Today's poem is "The Tornado Wants a Companion"

from The Cincinnati Review

Catherine Pierce is the author of The Girls of Peculiar (Saturnalia, 2012) and Famous Last Words (Saturnalia, 2008). Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Slate, Boston Review, Ploughshares, Field, and elsewhere. She codirects the creative writing program at Mississippi State University.

Other poems by Catherine Pierce in Verse Daily:
September 8, 2008:   "The Guidance Counselor to the Girl" "The test suggests an aptitude for solitary work..."
June 24, 2008:   "'This is Funny'" "Not the whiskey, though that, too..."
July 10, 2004:  "Nor Hell a Fury" "I am the step that creaks...."

Books by Catherine Pierce:

Other poems on the web by Catherine Pierce:
"The Tornado Visits the Town"
"Narrative Theory"
Two poems
Two poems
"Last Meal"
"Poem: Precautions"
"Dear Day,"
"Love Poem To America"
Four poems
"This Is Not an Elegy"
"Poem from the Girls We Were"
Two poems
"Reading Faulkner at 17, You Foresee Your Reckoning"
"I Go Back to Ohio"

Catherine Pierce's Website.

Catherine Pierce on Twitter.

About The Cincinnati Review:

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The Cincinnati Review * P.O. Box 22161 * Baltimore, MD 21203
Editor: Don Bogen

Other poems from The Cincinnati Review in Verse Daily:
November 27, 2012:   "Inoperable" by Andrea Cohen
November 26, 2012:   "Rara Avis Decoy" by Lo Kwa Mei-en
November 21, 2012:   "Pittsburgh Plate & Glass Company Lot 63" by Sara J. Grossman
November 19, 2012:   "After Afterlude" by Medbh McGuckian
February 23, 2012:   "Talk-Talk, Ambulance Style" by Nance Van Winckel
July 4, 2011:   "At the Dock at Dusk" by Michael Chitwood
June 29, 2011:   "Wing" by Lisa Williams

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