Today's poem is "My Brother's Insomnia"
from Crow-Work

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Eric Pankey is the author of ten collections of poems. His 1984 release, For the New Year, was selected as the winner of the Walt Whitman Award. The 2013 collection, Dismantling the Angel, won the New Measure Prize. His poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared widely in such journals as The Iowa Review, The New Yorker, and the Kenyon Review. Pankey is Professor of English and Heritage Chair in Writing at George Mason University. He currently resides in Fairfax, VA.

Other poems by Eric Pankey in Verse Daily:
February 18, 2015:   "Lost" "In the distance, a river..."
December 28, 2005:   "Rain-Freighted" " Then the rain fell, as it does..."
November 28, 2005:   "As A Damper Quells A Struck String" " To name the melon flower is not to chart the hypothetical..."

Books by "Eric Pankey" :

Other poems on the web by Eric Pankey:
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"Tomb Furnishings"
"Film Still"

Eric Pankey's website.

Eric Pankey According to Wikipedia.

About Crow-Work:

"Eric Pankey’s sensibility is an unerringly generous one: he is always willing to step first onto unsteady ground, to test it for those who might follow. The poems of Crow-Work, like good gleaners, seek out possibility and sustenance. They are skilled, deft, and dazzlingly alert. Just when I think they have brought me as close as possible to the dark and unknowable things that make awe possible, they bring me closer. The journey is unnerving, intimate, and thrilling."
—Mary Szybist

"The delicacy and accuracy we have come to expect from Eric Pankey are here on display and as deftly deployed as ever. Pankey remains one of our leading practitioners of the metaphysical poem."
—C. Dale Young

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