Today's poem is "Little Schooner"
from Broken Cage

Brooklyn Arts Press

Joseph P. Wood is the author of four books and five chapbooks of poetry, which include YOU. (Etruscan Press) and Fold of the Map (Salmon). His work has appeared in venues such as Arts & Letters Daily, BOMB, Boston Review, Cincinnati Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Prairie Schooner, and Verse, among others. Wood has held residencies at Djerassi and Artcroft, and is currently managing editor for Noemi Press. He lives in Birmingham, AL.

Other poems by Joseph P. Wood in Verse Daily:
January 28, 2007:   "From Winslow Homer's Ocean, A Nation" " Each American, the painter believed..."

Books by Joseph P. Wood:

Other poems on the web by Joseph P. Wood:
Three poems
Five poems
"I am Ghost Brain I/ Sister to All Things Cruelty"
"Fort Morgan"
Two poems
Two poems
"The Broken Body as Spectacle"
"The Alchemist’s Prima Treatise"
"Baby Bear,"

About Broken Cage:

"These poems are so beautiful it makes you want to rip your face off. The pressure of them is profanely intense; like just reading them might make me sweat. They feel like they’re going to explode in my hands."
—Nick Demske

"Joseph P Wood’s Broken Cage is a formal and sonic work of virtuosity. Playful and earnest, the poems in this collection tell the story of loss and its spectacle. Wood invents a gilded world of courtly love, lifeboats, and “hives of misfiring” that’s arresting and vigorous. "
—Carmen Gime´nez Smith

"[Wood's] poems attempt to make sense of the mind’s “eternal repetition / of blankness.” Wood asserts that “autobiography pages / a pointless asking,” but none of the questions that emerge here are futile. These poems arrive with the shrapnel of epiphany only the mind can create.
—Adam Clay

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