Today's poem is "Happy Holidays!"
from What I've Stolen, What I've Earned

Hanging Loose Press

Sherman Alexie's poetry career started on a high note in his early twenties and has continued to rise. His first book, The Business of Fancydancing (Hanging Loose Press, 1992) was reviewed on the front cover of The New York Times Book Review: "Mr. Alexie's is one of the major lyric voices of our time," the reviewer wrote. Alexie had already won a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship and a stream of other awards has followed - the PEN/Hemingway Award, the American Book Award, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, the American Library Association Odyssey Award, to name a few-culminating with a National Book Award for his superb novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. He has written poetry, novels, short stories, screenplays - 24 books to date - and that doesn't include a huge amount of literary and political journalism. He is a platform performer of enormous popularity. For all his success in every literary form he has tried, Alexie defines himself first and foremost as a poet. The book you're holding will show you why. A Spokane/Coeur D'Alene Indian, Alexie lives in Seattle with his wife and two sons.

Other poems by Sherman Alexie in Verse Daily:
June 20, 2012:   "Dear Humpback Whale" "You are a barnacled planet afloat..."
April 30, 2009:   "Cryptozoology" "I saw a crow, with a row of blue feathers..."
April 14, 2009:   "Missed Connections" "Descending, in our forty-seat airplane..."

Books by Sherman Alexie:

Other poems on the web by Sherman Alexie:
"The Sasquatch Poems"
"The Powwow at the End of the World"
"Curse # 7"
Three poems
"Sonnet, Without Salmon"
"Requiem for a Pay Phone"
"Mystery Train"
Two poems
Five poems
"Inside Dachau"
"Defending Walt Whitman"
"Two poems"
Four poems

Sherman Alexie's Website.

Sherman Alexie according to Wikipedia.

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