Today's poem is "Lifeboats"
from Church of the Adagio

Rain Mountain Press

Philip Dacey is the author of twelve previous books of poetry, most recently Gimme Five, the winner of the Blue Light Press 2012 Book Award, Mosquito Operas: New and Selected Short Poems (Rain Mountain Press, 2010), and Vertebrae Rosaries: 50 Sonnets (Red Dragonfly Press, 2009). The winner of three Pushcart Prizes, he has written entire collections about Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Eakins, and New York City. His other awards include a Discovery Award from the New York YM-YWHA's Poetry Center and various fellowships (a Fulbright to Yugoslavia, a Woodrow Wilson to Stanford, and two in creative writing from the National Endowment for the Arts). His work has appeared in The Nation, Hudson Review, Poetry, The Southern Review, The Paris Review, Partisan Review, The American Scholar, New York Times, Esquire, The American Poetry Review, The Hopkins Review, and many other leading periodicals. With David Jauss, he co-edited Strong Measures: Contemporary American Poetry in Traditional Forms (Harper & Row, 1986). After an eight year post-retirement adventure on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, he returned in 2012 to Minnesota, where he had taught at Southwest Minnesota State University for 35 years, to live in Minneapolis in the Lake District with his partner, Alixa Doom.

Other poems by Philip Dacey in Verse Daily:
February 9, 2011:   "Laryngitis" "I had nothing interesting to say anyway...."

Books by Philip Dacey:

Other poems on the web by Philip Dacey:
Two poems
"Picking Whitman's Pocket"
Four poems
"Choreographing Whitman: Timber Creek"
Two poems
Four poems
Two poems
Three poems
"New York Postcard Sonnet #77"
"Against Travel Bags with Wheels"

Philip Dacey's Website.

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