Today's poem is "Seizure"
from This Island of Dogs

The Aldrich Press

Eliot Khalil Wilson is the author of The Saint of Letting Small Fish Go. His poems have appeared in dozens of journals such as Ploughshares, The New England Review, The Southern Review and The Progressive. He has been awarded a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Pushcart prize, the Robert Winner Prize from the Poetry Society of America, and a Bush Foundation fellowship. He currently lives in Golden, Colorado.

Other poems by Eliot Khalil Wilson in Verse Daily:
May 31, 2003:  "The Gradual All" "The clear-water light of autumn is first..."

Books by Eliot Khalil Wilson:

Other poems on the web by Eliot Khalil Wilson:
Three poems
"Elegy for the Saint of Letting Small Fish Go"
Five poems
"Poem in Which I Imagine Myself into a Woody Allen Movie"
"The Tailor of Al Hamdaniyah"
Five poems
Three poems

Eliot Khalil Wilson's Blog.

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"Poetry as lightning and penetrant, quickening the American experience . . . the return of Alexis de Tocqueville as poet."
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"Eliot Khalil Wilson, in his unforgettable poems, deploys a voice that has the sympathetic beauty of candlelight and of singing in darkness."
—Henri Cole

"Nothing is too small, or too large, for Eliot Khalil Wilson’s capacious imagination. Poetic descendant of Whitman, Ginsberg, and Fernando Pessoa, Wilson catalogues, capers, and frolics through a multitude of lives with a relentless wit that also, fortunately, often breaks through to tenderness, or rage. Wilson challenges both our hatreds and our sympathies. I cheer these wonderfully readable, truth-telling poems."
—Maggie Anderson

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