Today's poem is "Wild Eye"
from Proof

Codhill Press

Karina Borowicz is the author of Proof (2014), winner of the Codhill Press Poetry Prize and a finalist for the National Poetry Series. Her début collection, The Bees Are Waiting (2012), won the Marick Press Poetry Prize, the Eric Hoffer Award, and the First Horizon Award and was named a Must-Read by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Her poems have appeared widely in journals, including AGNI, Columbia Poetry Review, Poetry Northwest, and The Southern Review and have been featured in Verse Daily, and Ted Kooser's "American Life in Poetry" Series. She has published translations from the Russian and the French. Trained as an historian, Borowicz also holds an MFA in Writing from the University of New Hampshire. She makes her home in the Connecticut River Valley of Western Massachusetts.

Books by Karina Borowicz:

Other poems on the web by Karina Borowicz:
Two poems
"September Tomatoes"
"The Noodle Maker’s Shop"
Two poems
"Genie the Imprisoned Child"
Two poems

Karina Borowicz's Website.

About Proof:

"'God decided suddenly to grow teeth,' writes Karina Borowicz in her spare new collection that observes those cataclysms requiring an especially lonely courage to notice. She witnesses them, at times with astounding tenderness, through a thin filter that allows only the right images through, and provides us with the guidance--not necessarily comforting--for beholding them. Whether its locus is in the wild or the eerie domesticity of 'neighborhood,' each deft poem presents detail, however splendid, that spells trouble. But it is a trouble through which Borowicz knows how to travel, despite danger that is frequently heartbreaking. She does not disturb so much as an ant colony sleeping in winter, but shows us the terrifying loveliness of our vulnerability."
—Andrea Cohen

"The poems of Karina Borowicz are startlingly transparent and deliciously opaque all at once. They are deeply rooted in the soil of the natural world but at the same time they communicate intimately with the everyday objects--breakfast dishes, lipstick cases, socks, radio towers--that underpin and adorn our lives. In language elegantly austere and deeply resonant, Borowicz plays sophisticated and understated musical riffs in celebration of what it is to be alive, sensitive, and mortal."
—Frannie Lindsay

"I find myself reading Karina Borowicz's Proof two ways: as a reader admiring her quiet, strange authority and vision, and as a writer asking: how does she do it?"
—Sidney Wade

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