Today's poem is "Juniper"
from Fugitive Blues

Moon City Press

Debra Kang Dean is the author of two books and two chapbooks of poetry. She has also published essays, most recently in the expanded edition of The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World and Until Everything Is Continuous Again: American Poets on the Recent Work of W.S. Merwin. She teaches in the brief-residency MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University and currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Other poems by Debra Kang Dean in Verse Daily:
January 12, 2011:   "Song" "Goldfinches—they were..."
January 25, 2006:   "Single-Lens Reflex" " These twitches, the mind's reflex..."
January 30, 2004:  "Taproot" "Stooping to pull up a weed..."

Books by Debra Kang Dean:

Other poems on the web by Debra Kang Dean:
Two poems
"Back to Back"
"Hermit Crab"

Debra Kang Dean's Website.

About Fugitive Blues:

"In Fugitive Blues, Debra Kang Dean’s poems are at once small and large, honoring the ordinary even as they consider the ontological. This is a poet who understands there is an ‘unkillable law: Some thing must die/that others might live,’ and yet celebrates life with odes to beer and the brown-headed cowbird. Exquisitely imaged and skillfully crafted, these are poems a reader can move into and inhabit for a long while."
—Sarah Freligh

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