Today's poem is "Margin of Silence"
from Love Is A Burning Building

FutureCycle Press

J. P. Dancing Bear is the author of five other full-length books of poems and six chapbooks. His poems have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies and have been recently translated into Chinese. His chapbook, What Language, won the 2002 Slipstream Chapbook Prize; his book, Inner Cities of Gulls, won the 2010 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles National Literary Award; and his book, Conflicted Light, was Highly Commended in The Forward Prize 2010 (UK). He is the editor of The American Poetry Journal, and the owner of Dream Horse Press. He is the host of “Out of Our Minds” a weekly radio show for public radio station KKUP featuring some of today’s best contemporary poets (which can also be heard in podcasts). Bear has translated works by Nicaraguan poet Blanca Castellon, and Mexican poet Oscar Wong into English. He recently began working with Yu Xuan to translate contemporary Chinese poet, Sheng Tong (aka Holy Child), into English.

Other poems by J. P. Dancing Bear in Verse Daily:
November 20, 2012:   "Deadline World" "This way every minute is the last...."
May 29, 2012:   "Debris of an Automobile Giving Birth to a Blind Horse Biting a Telephone" "It’s all fenders and hooves with you, she says: the raw light..."
January 20, 2011:   "Gacela of Twilight Bats" "The twilight reveals the edges at play in pitch..."
June 10, 2010:   "A Brief Informal History" "For us, there was never a Harry Houdini..."
February 26, 2009:   "Legitimacy Is So Chummy" "First thing is: everyone presses the room...."
August 21, 2008:   "Natural Enemies" "all day the owl is dreaming of a crow, dreaming..."
November 13, 2007:   "Poem Starting with a Line by Jason Bredle" " According to Hercules, if we make an angel..."
July 26, 2007:   "Gacela of Animal Theory" " Every time I explain Schrödinger's cat to the animal..."
July 16, 2006:   "On Falling and Failing" " If Icarus were to speak, he'd kvetch..."
June 28, 2005:  "West Nile" "The birds began to rust..."
April 27, 2005:  "Iago, the Poet" ""First, let me say it is sickening, this syrupy public..."
February 14, 2005:  "Sky of Sleep" "Sometimes she is a tree..."
August 19, 2004:  "Gacela of Animal Wisdom" "Apollo, Apollo, when will you leave the animals alone?..."
August 8, 2003:  "Island Myths" by "We were once two islands..."
June 14, 2003:  "Persephone at the Farmer's Market" "Even now, I cannot lose the memory of scent...."
May 3, 2003:  "Departing Phoenix" "I swallow bird songs that do not resurface..."
October 10, 2002:  "The Lonelier Moon" "Armstrong has seen it / from its sister...."

Books by J. P. Dancing Bear:

Other poems on the web by J. P. Dancing Bear:
Three poems
"Genesis in Retrograde"
Three poems
"On the Lip of the Valley"
Two poems
Three poems
Two poems
Two poems
Five poems
"Some Are So Close"
"By A Monkey On A Unicycle"
"Inner Voyeur and Moon"
Three poems
Three poems
Two poems
Three poems
Five poems
Three poems
"Quadruple Life"
"Your Robot Girl"
"Waltz on Black Velvet"
"Pacific Horizon"
"To Live in the Hair of Sargasso Sea"
"Dew You"
"Magpie in My Own Image"
"A Bed And Two Night Tables Attack Ferociously And Violently"
"Prospero, King of the City" and three audio files

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