Today's poem is "The Patience of the Land Mine"

from Subtropics

Okla Elliott is currently an Illinois Distinguished Fellow at the University of Illinois, where he works in the fields of literature and trauma studies. He is the author of the fiction collection From the Crooked Timber, the poetry collections A Vulgar Geography and The Cartographer's Ink, and, with Raul Clement, the forthcoming novel The Doors You Mark Are Your Own.

Other poems by Okla Elliott in Verse Daily:
November 4, 2014:   "Tilting Toward Winter" "The air is gray and quiet as the sea's..."

Books by Okla Elliott:

Other poems on the web by Okla Elliott:
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"Visiting Lenin's Tomb"
"That the Soul Discharges Her Passions upon False Objects"

Okla Elliott on Twitter.

Other poems on the web by Okla Elliott:
Two poems
Four poems

Okla Elliott's Blog.

Okla Elliott's Website.

Okla Elliott According to Wikipedia.

Okla Elliott on Twitter.

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June 3, 2013:   "Father Time Has a Face Made of Late-Season Vegetables" by Rebecca Lehmann
May 29, 2013:   "Sciurus Carolinesis" by Max Garland
May 28, 2013:   "Mambo Habana" by Philip Alvaré
July 28, 2012:   "Mom, watch—" by Jennifer Richter
February 22, 2012:   "I tried to write the truth, but it made me miserable" by Karyna McGlynn
March 31, 2011:   "To the Field of Scotch Broom That Will Be Buried by the New Wing of the Mall" by Lucia Perillo
March 30, 2011:   "Dear Fringe" by Erin Murphy
March 28, 2011:   "zoo sonnet" by dawn lonsinger
March 27, 2011:   "High Rise" by Les Murray
March 26, 2011:   "The sparrows gather nearby..." by David Harris Ebenbach
October 5, 2010:   "Bombing the City" by Wayne Miller
October 4, 2010:   "To Whom It May Concern:" by Erika Meitner
August 20, 2009:   "Green Heron" by Daniel Wolff
August 14, 2009:   "If Palinurus" by Timothy O'Keefe
August 11, 2009:   "Shark" by Heather Hamilton
August 10, 2009:   "I Will Begin Tagging “Sad Robot Inc...." by Kate Angus
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April 3, 2009:   "A History in Six Couplets" by Idra Novey
April 1, 2009:   "Scales of Little Wisdom" by Roberto Juarroz (translated by Mary Crow)
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