Today's poem is "'A Culture'"
from Unquiet Things

Louisiana State University Press

James Davis May lives in the Georgia mountains. His poems have appeared in Five Points, the Missouri Review, New England Review, New Ohio Review, New Republic, Rattle, and The Southern Review, among others. He is married to poet Chelsea Rathburn.

Books by James Davis May:

Other poems on the web by James Davis May:
"After Basho"

About Unquiet Things:

"James Davis May knows how to distill verses from the ungracious, from the shapeless, suburban. We learn from Unquiet Things how modern alchemy works. We find here all kinds of small and big dramas, gaffes and mishaps, but also loveā€”and after a while we understand that there's no alchemy without love."
—Adam Zagajewski

"May is a poet unafraid to face the large mysteries, unafraid to express sincerely his astonishment at things other people bypass every day without really noticing.... Unquiet Things rests comfortably among the finest first books I've seen in the last twenty years."
—David Bottoms

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