Today's poem is "Ghost Sycamore"
from Earth

Two Sylvias Press

Cecilia Woloch is the author of six collections of poems, most recently Carpathia (BOA Editions 2009). The French translation of her second book, Tsigan: The Gypsy Poem, was published as Tzigane: le poeme gitane by Scribe-l’Harmattan in 2014. Tsigan has also been adapted for multi-media performances in the U.S. and Europe. Her novella, Sur la Route, a finalist for the Colony Collapse Prize, is forthcoming from Quale Press in 2015. Other literary honors include The Indiana Review Prize for Poetry, The New Ohio Review Prize for Poetry, the Scott Russell Sanders Prize for Creative Nonfiction, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, CEC/ArtsLink International, Chateau de la Napoule Foundation, the Center for International Theatre Development and many others. She collaborates regularly with musicians, dancers, visual artists, theatre artists and filmmakers. The founding director of Summer Poetry in Idyllwild and The Paris Poetry Workshop, she has also served on the faculties of a number of creative writing programs and teaches independently throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Other poems by Cecilia Woloch in Verse Daily:
May 13, 2008:   "Anniversary" "Didn’t I stand there once..."

Books by Cecilia Woloch:

Other poems on the web by Cecilia Woloch:
Two poems
Four poems
"The Pick"
Two poems
Seven poems
"Postcard to I. Kaminsky from a Dream at the Edge of the Sea"
"Slow Children at Play"

Cecilia Woloch's Website.

Cecilia Woloch According to Wikipedia.

About Earth:

"In Earth, Cecilia Woloch writes with the wonder and resilience that are essential, not only to empathy, but to transformation. Woloch weds us to the natural world through language that is both straightforward and particular. A 'river's lifting dress' comes to represent history; branches swaying 'like the arms of a woman waving goodbye' come to represent mortality. These remarkable poems are hymns and requiems; they are made of 'blood mixed with earth.'"
—Terrance Hayes

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