Today's poem is "In a Landscape: XIII"
from In a Landscape

BOA Editions

John Gallaher is the author of The Little Book of Guesses (2007, Four Way Books), winner of the Levis Poetry Prize; Map of the Folded World (2009, University of Akron Press); and co-author, with G.C. Waldrep, of Your Father on the Train of Ghosts (2011, BOA Editions). His poetry appears widely in such places as The Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and The Best American Poetry. Gallaher is currently an associate professor of English at Northwest Missouri State University, and co-editor of The Laurel Review.

Other poems by John Gallaher in Verse Daily:
March 13, 2014:   "In a Landscape: LIV" "Where's the line between what constitutes repetition..."
December 4, 2013:   "In a Landscape: XXXIV" "If things contain their opposites, why bother? That suffices, I guess..."
July 12, 2012:   "In a Landscape: XLI" "If only you could burn memories in a little pile..."
May 17, 2012:   "Revelation in Slow Time" ( with G.C. Waldrep) "Here, where no one is in a hurry..."
May 9, 2012:   "Rose as Red" ( with G.C. Waldrep) "It's still not good enough. And you were always told..."
December 22, 2011:   "Where They Feed Their Children to Kings" "The best idea I ever had..."
September 4, 2011:   "The Bridge at Rest" ( with G.C. Waldrep) "The bridge is dreaming again...."
July 6, 2009:   "The House Rhapsody" "For the difficulty of dinner tables..."
May 7, 2009:   "Duly Noted" "Every now and then you've simply got to empty it all out..."
January 23, 2009:   "What We're up Against" "On the way home from the funeral..."
June 8, 2007:   "Earth-tone Anecdote" " They are speaking in the other room..."
May 12, 2007:   "When I Say World I Mean Please" " We begin somewhat after the beginning, in..."
January 4, 2007:   "A Guess Is Spiritual Then, & Will Try to Help You" " Two pregnant women are walking together under the portico...."
June 10, 2006:   "Anecdote of the Field" " The children are running across the field, each..."
May 26, 2005:  "No Encores. No Autographs." ""When I was little, and could float..."

Books by John Gallaher:

Other poems on the web by John Gallaher:
Three poems
"In a Landscape: XXXVIII"
"In a Landscape: XXXV"
Two poems
Eight poems
"In a Landscape: XXXVII"
"The Glass Bridge Theory"
"In a Landscape: XXV"
"In a Landscape: XXVII"
"In a Landscape: XIV"
"In a Landscape: LVII-LXV"
"In a Landscape: XLVI-LXVI"
Three poems
Four poems
Two poems
"Still Life"
"The Poem from the Poem: Ars Poetica II"
Three poems
"Bomb Went Off"
"On Your Brilliant Escape"
"A Guidebook to When Things Were Better"
"A Guidebook to The Afterlife"

John Gallaher's Blog.

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About In a Landscape:

"I have long considered John Gallaher to be one of the most thought-provoking poets of his generation, and In a Landscape is his best book yet. These poems are fidgety and sneaky—engaged with a world of characters, traffic, memories, and perception. But just beneath their deceptively playful surfaces lies real urgency, as Gallaher grapples with the instability of the recollected past, the nature of mortality, and the impossibility of truly knowing the intentions of others. Reading these poems is like listening in on the thoughts of a brilliant mind at work on unsolvable, often existential problems, the poet always peering outward, toward a landscape of autobiography and memory that 'goes on all night, dotted with little fires.'"
—Kevin Prufer

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