Today's poem is "The Boy Who Cried Wolf"
from Between My Eye and the Light

TriQuarterly Books

Paul Breslin is professor emeritus at Northwestern University. His most recent book is a translation of Aimé Césaire’s The Tragedy of King Christophe, forthcoming this season in the Northwestern World Classics series. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in Agni, American Poetry Review, American Scholar, Callaloo, New Republic, New York Times Book Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, TriQuarterly, Virginia Quarterly, and elsewhere. He has won six Illinois Arts Council prizes for literary essays and poems, and was twice winner of Poetry magazine’s George Kent prize.

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About Between My Eye and the Light:

"Paul Breslin's accomplished new collection culminates in a dazzling display of abecedarian verve. Leading up to that triumph are poems witty and contemplative, fierce and forlorn—all captivating!"
—Sandra M. Gilbert

"Brilliant and intense, Paul Breslin’s Between My Eye and the Light observes a coarse post-9/11 world in which “The living freeze in fear and turn away.” By turns civic-minded and intimate, dissenting and resigned, the poems admit paradox in elegant and unexpected ways. Acknowledging the limitations of words and voices, Breslin offers a reflection on the ineffable that is articulate, passionate, and deeply evocative."
—Maggie Dietz

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