Today's poem is "Animal Deaths"
from Dear Gravity

Carnegie Mellon University Press

Gregory Djanikian has published five previous collections of poetry with Carnegie Mellon University Press. His poems have appeared in journals including American Poetry Review, Poetry, Shenandoah, and TriQuarterly. He directs the undergraduate creative writing program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Other poems by Gregory Djanikian in Verse Daily:
September 3, 2012:   "First Winter in America" "First Winter in America..."

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Other poems on the web by Gregory Djanikian:
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Gregory Djanikian's Website.

About Dear Gravity:

"In Dear Gravity, painful apprehension and radiant appreciation create a rich counterpoint of life's opposites, and the scales balance, 'making you feel lucky to be anywhere,' and lucky, as the reader, to have the deep pleasure of such wise and delightful company."
—Eleanor Wilner

"Gregory Djanikian has always been a poet of amazed appreciation, a man bedazzled by life’s bounty while acutely sensitive to its dangers, acutely aware of how love and humor help us endure life’s beguiling deluge, its ‘beautiful wreckage deepening.’ In Dear Gravity all this comes across with the sweet generosity that makes Djanikian such an amiable and companionable poet."
—Mark Halliday

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