Today's poem is "when we all up and vanish at last"
from Good Beast

Burnside Review

Andrew Michael Roberts is the author of the poetry collections something has to happen next from the University of Iowa Press, Good Beast (Burnside Review Books, 2015), and two chapbooks: Dear Abandon from Poetry Society of America and Give Up from Tarpaulin Sky Press. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he spends his time as a cardiac nurse, a cyclist, a sasquatch enthuasist, a library regular, and a poet.

Other poems by Andrew Michael Roberts in Verse Daily:
January 17, 2014:   "Étude" "even now as you..."
August 13, 2011:   "Trapeze Swinger" "and sprung now..."
January 10, 2008:   "The World Wakes Up" "So we stop at the side of the road, and there is..."
September 17, 2007:   "Lamb" " God Forgets. He leaves the iron on and your beautiful city..."

Books by Andrew Michael Roberts:

Other poems on the web by Andrew Michael Roberts:
"the lost"
Two poems
Two poems
"Black Rainbow"
Two poems
"Butchery of the Human Heart"

About Good Beast:

"Andrew Michael Roberts is a poet you want to be reading. good beast terrifies, its poems possess air-like clarity. They are vast and mostly invisible. Roberts turns away from narrative in search of the moment and the emotion, which he has the ability to view through a microscope or telescope, and then the audacity to show us a world gentle but with distance, close and intimate, and at times stuck in an emotional apogee."
—Carl Adamshick

"I fell in love with the work of Andrew Michael Roberts when I first encountered it, and nothing he has written since has dimmed my enthusiasm; if anything, this new book good beast has added fuel to the fire of my admiration."
—Mary Ruefle

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