Today's poem is "No More Water"
from Know Thyself

Carnegie Mellon University Press

Joyce Peseroff is the author of five books of poems and editor of three additional collections. She has received grants from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is distinguished lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Books by Joyce Peseroff:

Other poems on the web by Joyce Peseroff:
"Ft. Myers Flight"
Six poems
"Egg Candling"
Four poems
"The Hardness Scale"

About Know Thyself:

"These poems are local and universal, intimate accounts of landscape and people—with an almost pervasive shadow of elegy. . . . Always loss is mixed with joy, especially in the natural world—no joy without loss, no loss without joy. Her language is dense as she loads every rift, and her demotic speech carries weight by its close packing. As with many good poets, she has an accurate ear and eye for the end of a poem. She never explains what she has just done, but finishes the poem with a leap that persuasively unites her themes, reconciling the unreconcilable. She brings up together with down as the human psyche does—and as poetry must do to be true and beautiful together."
—Donald Hall

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