Today's poem is "Mawpin"
from Rooms for Rent in the Burning City

Spark Wheel Press

Brandon Courtney served four years in the United States Navy’s Maritime Interdiction Operations. He is the author of The Grief Muscles (Sheep Meadow Press) and Improvised Devices (Thrush Press). Poems from his debut collection have been praised as “sharp, dense, lyrical, and devastating” and “at once complex, subtle and harrowing.” A 2013 Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, he holds degrees from Hollins and Drake University, and is currently a graduate student at the University of Chicago.

Other poems by Brandon Courtney in Verse Daily:

Books by Brandon Courtney:

Other poems on the web by Brandon Courtney:
"Post-Traumatc Stress Disorder"
Two poems
"A Blind Date Asks About the War by Brandon Courtney"
"The Grief Muscles"
Two poems
"Year Without Dusting"
Two poems
"The Architect's Widow"
Three poems
"Jesus Dreamt Only Once"

Brandon Courtney on Twitter.

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