Today's poem is "Odyssey"
from Small Consolations

The Aldrich Press

Gary Glauber is a poet, fiction writer, and teacher. His poetry and stories have been published in a wide array of journals and magazines. His works have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, as well as “Best of the Net.” He has taken part in poetry teaching conferences at The Frost Place, and in Found Poetry Review’s Pulitzer Remix and PoMoSco National Poetry Month Projects.

Books by Gary Glauber:

Other poems on the web by Gary Glauber:
Three poems
"The Moniker"
"Time Out of Joint"
Four poems
Four poems
Five poems
Two poems
"The Mix-Up"

About Small Consolations:

"Gary Glauber’s poems explore the ever shifting terrain of human interstices: between what we want and what we get, between what we recall and what we forget, between what we hoped and what happened, and the largest one—how we manage to be present and absent at the same time. Life never clicks shut in these poems and that is their understandably provisional wisdom. The rueful human comedy is alive in these poems. "
—Baron Wormser

"Reading these poems, I thought of math and architecture and song; the beautiful math of words, grammar, and language; the strong architecture of thought, story, and time; and the painful song of loss, dreams, and love. That’s what I found in these poems—the world."
—Jonathan Ames

"In an age when fear mongering seems to have gripped the 24 / 7 news cycle, Gary Glauber encourages us to pay attention to the fleeting moments as they hold the potential for poetry and beauty—if only we would take notice. “Examining the darkness,” he reminds us, “it’s hard to stay focused.” Instead, he suggests, it is the “little pangs of hyper-reality,” the “what gets said in passing” and those who “desire to be no one of note” that are most important. His poems rightly point our attention toward the “silent millions…quietly tweaking life’s balance in a panoply of brilliantly undistinguished ways” and encourages us to live among them."
—Jenn Monroe

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