Today's poem is "Long-billed Curlew (Numenius longirostris)"

from Harvard Review

Eleanor Stanford is the author of two books of poems from Carnegie Mellon University Press, Bartram's Garden (2015) and The Book of Sleep (2008). Her poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Iowa Review, and many others. She is a 2014/2016 Fulbright scholar to Brazil, where she is researching and writing about traditional midwifery. She lives in the Philadelphia area.

Other poems by Eleanor Stanford in Verse Daily:
May 11, 2015:   "Parsnips" "Late sown, they grow..."
April 2, 2008:   "The Book of Sleep" "In the kitchen, you lay down your crowbar..."

Books by Eleanor Stanford:

Other poems on the web by Eleanor Stanford:
Two poems
"Medical History"
"Solitary Sandpiper (Totanus solitarius)"
"Invention of the Moon"

Eleanor Stanford's Website.

About Harvard Review:

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Harvard Review * Lamont Library * Harvard University * Cambridge, MA 02138
Poetry Editor: Major Jackson

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