Today's poem is "Advice to the Dog Sitter"
from Floodwater

Glass Lyre Press

Connie Post served as the first Poet Laureate of Livermore, California (2005- 2009). She created two popular reading series during her term. Her work has appeared in The Aurorean, Barnwood International, Calyx, Cold Mountain Review, Crab Creek Review, Comstock Review, Dogwood, Iodine Poetry Journal, Kalliope , Karamu, Main Street Rag, Pirene's Fountain, The Pedestal Magazine, Up The Staircase, Spillway, and Slipstream. She was winner of the 2009 Caesura Poetry Award and has been short listed for the Comstock Review Muriel Craft Bailey awards five times. Her chapbook "And When the Sun Drops"(Finishing Line Press) won the Fall Aurorean 2012 Editor's Choice award.

Books by Connie Post:

Other poems on the web by Connie Post:
"How to Watch a Bird Die"

Connie Post's Website.

Connie Post on Twitter.

About Floodwater:

"Connie Post writes 'there are lost fish swimming at our feet' and indeed these poems are filled with the losses of a lifetime. Yet time and again, Connie has the courage to reach for healing. In a poem in which she adopts a lost dog, she observes, 'how forgiveness finds a small/edge/a thin slat/to glide through,' and in 'A Road of my Own' she affirms that she wants to 'finally breathe the dust of my own footsteps.' In 'Incantation,' one of the final poems, she expresses the sacredness within us all in these beautiful lines: 'There is an old church/at the end of a dirt road/inside each of us.' Flood Water is a brave book full of lyric moments."
—Ellen Bass

"In this unflinching book, Connie Post takes on the most difficult subjects. Facing human frailty, love and loss, she offers us the consolations that human art and courage can afford."
—Dan Veach

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