Today's poem is "The Stork"
from Paper Doll Fetus

Persea Books

Cynthia Marie Hoffman is the author of Sightseer and the chapbook Her Human Costume. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Other poems by Cynthia Marie Hoffman in Verse Daily:
December 9, 2014:   "[There is no ghost in this house.] " "There is no ghost in this house...."

Books by Cynthia Marie Hoffman:

Other poems on the web by Cynthia Marie Hoffman:
"The General's Report"
Four poems
Five poems
Three poems
"[Before my grandmother is admitted]"

Cynthia Marie Hoffman's Website.

About Paper Doll Fetus:

"Arising from the history of obstetrics, midwifery, and the many possible experiences of childbirth, these lush and harrowing poems astonished me the moment I encountered them. Here, a lamb’s-wool strap on a gurney describes the woman it restrains. Elsewhere, a phantom pregnancy speaks from within the body of a nun, or a stork, having plucked us from the marshes, spreads its wings with the sound of ‘umbrellas snapping open upon the wind.’ In Paper Doll Fetus, Cynthia Marie Hoffman creates one beautiful inhabitation after another, each a feat of dizzying perspective and musical dexterity. I have not encountered such a moving and terrifying collection of poems in years."
—Kevin Prufer

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