Today's poem is "The Old Ones"
from The White Spider in My Hand

New Academia Publishing

Sonja James, is the author of Calling Old Ghosts to Supper (Finishing Line Press, 2013), Children of the Moon (Argonne House Press, 2004), and Baiting the Hook (the Bunny & the Crocodile Press, 1999). Her poems have appeared in FIELD, the Gettysburg Review, 32 Poems, Court Green, Beloit Poetry Journal, Gargoyle, The Iowa Review, Verse Daily, The South Carolina Review, and Poet Lore, among others. Among her honors are three Pushcart Prize nominations. In addition, she writes a weekly poetry book review column for The Journal, which is a West Virginia newspaper.

Other poems by Sonja James in Verse Daily:
July 7, 2006:   "Little Gossip" " Truth and fancy / make your upper lip curl..."

Books by Sonja James:

Other poems on the web by Sonja James:
Three poems
"One Interpretation"

About The White Spider in My Hand:

"Sonja James effortlessly fuses the natural and the supernatural, the mythic and the mundane. Because of her skill at condensing such diverse worlds, these poems glow and reverberate with meaning."
—Elaine Equi

"As the title of this rich collection suggests, The White Spider in My Hand buckles with the thrills and tensions of living as a fallen human in an innocent natural world."
—Elizabeth Savage

"I read this book the way I would read a gallery of paintings were they not paintings but songs, for James plays images like notes—often one precise half-step shy of the reader’s expectation… You’ll play them over and over again: a needle on a record’s grooves, a light touch tracing a wound—releasing song."
—Ida Stewart

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