Today's poem is "Dancing in Tennessee"
from The Lost Child


Wesley McNair is the author of twenty books, including Lovers of the Lost. New and Selected Poems, and The Words I Chose: A Memoir of Family and Poetry. He has twice been invited by the Library of Congress to read his poetry and has received prizes from Poetry and Poetry Northwest magazines, the Sarah Josepha Hale Medal, Guggenheim and Rockefeller Fellowships, and two grants in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2006 he was selected for a United States Artist Fellowship. He is the Poet Laureate of Maine.

Other poems by Wesley McNair in Verse Daily:
June 27, 2010:   "Mistakes About Heaven" "Contrary to what is said..."
September 21, 2002:  "Sleep" "The young dog would like to know..."
July 10, 2002:  "Charles by Accident" "Named Charlie for the relaxed companionship we expected..."

Books by Wesley McNair:

Other poems on the web by Wesley McNair:
Four poems
Five poems
Six poems
"The One I Think of Now"
Eighteen poems
"Losing My Hair"
"The Future"

Wesley McNair According to Wikipedia.

About The Lost Child:

"By the faculty of his attention—to people, to their talk—McNair's compassion turns itself into art."
—Donald Hall

"[He is] a master craftsman with a remarkable ear."
—Maxine Kumin

"He has produced one of the most individual and original bodies of work by a poet of his generation."
Ruminator Review

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