Today's poem is "Our Orcas Hours"
from Ravenous Bliss

MoonPath Press

James Bertolino James Bertolino’s poetry has received recognition through a Book-of-the-Month Club Poetry Fellowship, the Discovery Award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, two Quarterly Review of Literature book publication awards, the Connecticut College Contemporary American Poetry Archive and, in 2007, the Jeanne Lohmann Poetry Prize for Washington State Poets. His 27 poetry collections have been published by 21 presses in nine states, and Ravenous Bliss: New and Selected Love Poems is his twelfth full volume. He has taught creative writing at Cornell University, University of Cincinnati, Washington State University, Western Washington University, the North Cascades Institute and, in 2006, retired from a position as Writerin- Residence at Willamette University in Oregon. 2013 is the fifth year he has served as a poetry judge for the American Book Awards, sponsored by the Before Columbus Foundation in Berkeley. He grew up in Wisconsin, and now lives on five rural acres near Bellingham, Washington with his multi-talented wife Anita K. Boyle, one horse, a dog and two cats.

Other poems by James Bertolino in Verse Daily:
August 17, 2012:   "Sprung Dualities" "A persistence of wasps...."

Books by James Bertolino:

Other poems on the web by James Bertolino:
"The Flying Dwarf"
Two poems
Two poems
Four poems
Making Space For Our Living (Entire book)

James Bertolino's Website.

About Ravenous Bliss:

"For more than four decades, James Bertolino has been writing love poems, poems of bliss so musical and urgent, so nuanced and bold, they’re ravenously ecstatic. These love poems ‘…draw nectar/ from the fractures….’ They join ‘…all small and large lives with what lifts/ us toward the sun….’ What a boon to have Bertolino’s love poems—both selected and new—in this one luminous collection."
—Paulann Petersen

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