Today's poem is "The Old Happiness"
from The Voices
Carnegie Mellon University Press
Michael Dennis Browne is an emeritus professor at the University of Minnesota, where he taught for thirty-nine years, served for some years as director of the Creative Writing Program, and was a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Previously, he taught at Iowa, Columbia and Bennington. He was the first Kilian McDonnell Writer-in-Residence at the Collegeville Institute at St. John's University and received the 2014 Graven Award from Wartburg College. His poems have appeared in many magazines and anthologies; two of his collections won the Minnesota Book Award for poetry. He has written numerous texts for music, working principally with Stephen Paulus; their most recent collaboration is The Shoemaker, a church opera based on a short story by Leo Tolstoy. Other composers who have set his words include Carol Barnett, Abbie Betinis, John Foley S.J., Juliana Hall, Carolyn Jennings, Craig Hella Johnson, David Lord, Donald Krubsack, David Evan Thomas, and Dale Warland.
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