Today's poem is "Blustery"
from Hominid Up

Salmon Poetry

Neil Shepard has published five books of poetry: Scavenging the Country for a Heartbeat (First Book Award, Mid-List Press, 1993); I’m Here Because I Lost My Way (Mid-List, 1998); This Far from the Source (Mid-List, 2006); (T)ravel/Un(t)ravel (Mid-List, 2011) and a chapbook, Vermont Exit Ramps (Big Table, 2012). His poems appear in literary magazines such as Boulevard, Harvard Review, New England Review, North American Review, Ploughshares, Paris Review, Shenandoah, Southern Review, and Triquarterly, as well as online at Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Poem-a-Day (Academy of American Poets). He directed the BFA Writing Program at Johnson State College for many years before his retirement in 2009. He also founded the Writers Program at the Vermont Studio Center and directed it for eight years. He currently teaches in the low-residency MFA Writing Program at Wilkes University (PA), and he is the founder and long-time editor of Green Mountains Review.

Other poems by Neil Shepard in Verse Daily:
January 27, 2012:   "Corfu" "Late afternoon we watch the waters change..."
October 2, 2006:   "This Is How It Is" " I'm old enough to know this daylight..."
June 29, 2005:   "Snowdon Philosophy" "Count me one object among many..."
April 2, 2004:  "Oh! On an April Morning" "I'm ready to murder the flowers...."

Books by Neil Shepard:

Other poems on the web by Neil Shepard:
"The News"
Four poems

Other poems on the web by Neil Shepard:
"The Washer at the Ford"
Five poems
"When You Get There"
Two poems
"Helen Agonistes"

Neil Shepard's Website.

Neil Shepard According to Wikipedia.

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