Today's poem is "In Us We Trust"
from No Girls No Telephones

Black Lawrence Press

Brittany Cavallaro is the author of Girl-King (University of Akron Press, 2015). Her poems have appeared in AGNI, Gettysburg Review, Tin House, and Best New Poets 2011. She is the recipient of scholarships and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and the Vermont Studio Center. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Books by Brittany Cavallaro:

Other poems on the web by Brittany Cavallaro:
"A Taxonomy of Sex"
"Electricity, 1876"
"Tuesday Night at the Illinois State Fair"
Four poems
"Any Ordinary Hell"
Two poems

Brittany Cavallaro's Website.

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, and Vow, from Cleveland State University Press, 2013. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Smartish Pace, and Best American Poetry 2013.

Other poems by Rebecca Hazelton in Verse Daily:
October 29, 2014:   "Neverland" "It was enough to dream a small boat becalmed just in sight..."
June 11, 2013:   "Book of Janus" "I have seen a man and a woman sewn together..."
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:
Three poems
"Love Poem"
"We'll Fix It In Post"
"In the Room Where We Are Human"
"Book of Forget"
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
"It’'s Springtime, Elise, and You’re 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 No Girls No Telephones:

"The poems in this chapbook stay with me, ringing in my ears, burrowing into my head. The language is extremely physical, sharp — often painfully so. The voices grapple with basic human emotions, rooting in images that sear, unafraid to spread rhetorical wings ('O enemies') or make jaw-dropping assertions ('Everyone is an informer'). The poems move from innocence to experience, then back to innocence again, risking absurdity ('This fox was the real deal, like a white swan'), drawing wild, fresh conclusions ('You have the answer, sir'), always jerking the reader to attention, entertaining, informing. This collection of poems is obviously the work of gifted young poets with a kind of wit and wisdom that gives, that will keep on giving."
—Jay Parini

"'I am licked bright' by the poems in No Girls No Telephones, a complex and innovative undertaking of the childhood game 'telephone,' in which Berryman's poems are channeled through one poet before being filtered again through one more ear, so that the poems while echoing the previous text, undergo radical transformation. In this exquisite pas de deux with Berryman as choreographer and Hazelton and Cavallaro as the skillful dancers, each poem unfurls into something new, something wondrous. Though the poems arise out of the poetic ancestry of Berryman, they spotlight 'the certainty of the Now and the New.' This strange and dazzling duet splits you open and allows a new horizon to sink in. Revel in its incandescence."
—Simone Muench

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