Today's poem is "It's Not The Bed That's a Boat"
from Inked

Texas Review Press

Corinna McClanahan Schroeder received her MFA from the University of Mississippi and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Southern California. She is the recipient of an AWP Intro Journals Award in poetry, and her poems have been published in numerous journals. She lives with her husband, Matthew, in Los Angeles, California.

Books by Corinna McClanahan Schroeder:

Other poems on the web by Corinna McClanahan Schroeder:
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Two poems
"Lake Ouachita, Late Summer"

Corinna McClanahan Schroeder's Website.

About Inked:

"These are poems that attentive readers will return to again and again. They are poems to come back to, for their distinctive metaphors, and for their people and places evocatively recounted, even if anonymous or ambiguous, and whether named or not. The title is apt: here is a poet who has already affixed a signature."
—William Virgil Davis

"What 'tattoos' us? What images imprint themselves forever in the imagination—as ink seeps indelibly into flesh—and why? The answer is here, in this stunning, high-wire, tough-minded and eloquent debut collection: Inked, by Corinna McClanahan Schroeder. These images and the experience they embody—the bizarre commonplace, the tender contradictions of maturing love, grief and longing, the picaresque journey of a young woman's awakening poetic consciousness- are writ to last. This is a poet who has mastered her id iom, her 'craft or sullen art' with poems that leave the reader marked by the force of her newminted insights, her full-throttle pointillism, her precise visionary style."
—Carol Muske-Dukes

"The exquisite poems of Corinna McClanahan Schroeder's debut volume, Inked, remind us how deeply we are marked by our worl d, by the accidents of experience and, perhaps most profoundly, by family and by those we have come to love. In these elegantly written and supremely poised poems, every coming of age feels immediate, raw, and luminous; these poems announce a hunger ready to devour the present and a sensibility anxious to take hold of the life ahead. Generous and reflective, Inked is a truly remarkable collection."
—David St. John

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