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Today's poem is "Elegy to a Black Bear Head Poorly Stuffed and Mounted"

from West Branch

Charlie Clark's poetry has appeared in Best New Poets 2011, The Missouri Review, Pleiades, Smartish Pace, and other journals. He studied poetry at the University of Maryland and lives in Austin, Texas.

Other poems by Charlie Clark in Verse Daily:
November 20, 2013:   "Devil's Aspect" "Hard to follow; what with the smoke..."
May 18, 2005:  "Poem with No Moral at the End" ""It is in the way the boy helped bury..."

Other poems on the web by Charlie Clark:
Two poems
"Pleasure Seeker, Spurned, Watching Sea Birds on the Beach at Dawn"
Two poems
"Devil In A Perfect World"
"Devil at the Movies"
Two poems
"Secret Places"
"Poetry Time"
"Active Recovery"
Five poems
Two poems

About West Branch:

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West Branch * Texas Tech University * Department of English * Mailstop 43091 * Lubbock, TX 79409-3091
Poetry Editor: Carrie Jerrell

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West Branch * Bucknell Hall * Bucknell University * Lewisburg, PA, 17837
Editor: Paula Closson Buck

Other from West Branch in Verse Daily:
August 13 2015:   "I Went to the Market" by Michael Bazzett
August 10 2015:   "Dürer in the Valley of Oleanders" by Kyle McCord
April 20, 2015:   "Bucolic (After Heavy Rain)" by Richard Foerster
April 16, 2015:   "Casualty Notificaton" by Jehanne Dubrow
March 13, 2014:   "In a Landscape: LIV" by John Gallaher
March 11, 2014:   "Tageb├╝cher" by Cynthia Cruz
February 13, 2014:   "Era for Recovery" by Lo Kwa Mei-en
February 11, 2014:   "How to Make Sure the Things You Love Never Die" by Christopher Todd Matthews
February 10, 2014:   "The Mayor's Guide to Reelection" by Jeffrey Morgan
October 20, 2012:   "Then" by Jill Osier
January 13, 2012:   "After the First Shot" by Saeed Jones
November 3, 2011:   "Knickerbocker" by L. S. Klatt
November 1, 2011:   "A Thing of Beauty" by Mike White
January 11, 2010:   "With the Herd" by James Najarian
May 7, 2009:   "Duly Noted" by John Gallaher
May 5, 2009:   "Chicken Little" by Tiffany Atkinson
December 13, 2008:   "Nothing is Haunted" by Sandy Longhorn
December 12, 2008:   "When Worlds Collide (1951)" by Maggie Smith
June 10, 2007:   "Looking Forward to the Twentieth Century" by James Doyle
June 8, 2007:   "Earth-tone Anecdote" by John Gallaher
June 3, 2006:   "The Customary Mysteries" by Aleda Shirley
June 2, 2006:   "[When You Asked, I Thought At First]" by Boyer Rickel
May 31, 2006:   "In A Week Or Two, My Love, The Maple Will Be Empty." by David Swerdlow
January 15, 2006:   "Pursuit" by Sarah Sloat
January 5, 2006:   "Rehoboth Beach" by Matthew Ladd
January 2, 2006:   "Ghazal of the Bright Body" by Sarah Sloat
December 28, 2005:   "Rain-Freighted" by Eric Pankey
May 21, 2005:  "The Innocent" Jean Nordhaus
May 17, 2005:  "Vespers" Charles Wright
December 14, 2004:  "The Tortoise" by Betsy Sholl
December 13, 2004:  "Grackles" by Lisa Williams
August 10, 2004:  "Anecdote of the Turkeys" by Wayne Dodd
August 2, 2004:  "Speak, Zero" by Mary Ruefle
June 19, 2004:  "Yes, to the Mole, Emerging in Night" by Daniel Bourne
February 10, 2004:  "Rorschach on Pond" by Sean Serrell
February 9, 2004:  "Deer" by Sarah Kennedy
June 1, 2003:  "First Thing" by Bill Knott
May 20, 2003:  "Succession" by Bill Knott
May 19, 2003:  "Angry Music" by John Nixon, Jr.
May 16, 2003:  "I Never Promised You a Worm Farm" by Charles Harper Webb
January 31, 2003:  "Collect Call" by Michelle Boisseau
January 15, 2003:  "Cautionary Tale" by Nance Van Winckel
January 8, 2003:  "The Climbers" by Jeffrey Skinner
January 7, 2003:  "Steadily" by Michelle Boisseau

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