Today's poem is "energy"
from Do Not Rise

University of Pittsburgh Press

Beth Bachmann's previous poetry book, Temper, received the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Do Not Rise received the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award. Her poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Boston Review, and Southern Review and have been anthologized in The Best New Poets 2005 and 2007. Her honors also include the American Poet Prize and fellowships from the Tennessee Arts Commission, Bread Loaf, and the Sewanee Writer's Conference. Bachmann teaches creative writing at Vanderbilt University.

Other poems by Beth Bachmann in Verse Daily:
January 8, 2013:   "feeder" "The mouths of the dead are always..."
October 5, 2009:   "Mystery Beneath a Handprint of Light" "In another rendering, the repetition might add up ..."
April 13, 2007:   "Setting" " A lilac can hold on, half-dead, for days..."

Books by Beth Bachmann:

Other poems on the web by Beth Bachmann:
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"Mystery Ending With a Girl in a Field"

Beth Bachmann's Website.

Beth Bachmann According to Wikipedia.

Beth Bachmann on Twitter.

About Do Not Rise:

"Fiercely distilled and haunted by the cruelties of war, Do Not Rise is compressed, imperative, disquieting, and compassionate."
—Edward Hirsch

"The collection’s conceptual center—and its most insistent word—is 'open.' . . . The resulting gaps open the poem to a meaningful range of pauses, hesitations, delays, sonic mutations, reconsiderations. . . . There is so much seeing in its listening."
—Elizabeth Willis

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