Today's poem is "Departed Cordelia"
from The Daughter's Almanac

The Backwaters Press

Katharine Whitcomb is the author of three previous collections of poems: Saints of South Dakota and Other Poems, Hosannas, and Lamp of Letters. She is the co-author, with artist Brian Goeltzenleuchter, of The Art Courage Program. She is the co-editor of A Sense of Place: The Washington State Geospatial Poetry Anthology, and the founding co- editor of Cascadia Chronicle: A Geospatial Journal of Place, Environment and Imagination. Whitcomb was a Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, and had fellowships in poetry at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She has published in many journals including The Paris Review, Poetry Northwest, and Narrative, and in anthologies, including Fire On Her Tongue, and Making Poems. She teaches at Central Washington University and lives in Ellensburg, Washington.

Other poems by Katharine Whitcomb in Verse Daily:
September 1, 2008:   "Airplanes" "especially circling a city before landing at night..."

Books by Katharine Whitcomb:

Other poems on the web by Katharine Whitcomb:
"Poem Beginning With A Line From Norman Dubie"

Katharine Whitcomb's Website.

About The Daughter's Almanac:

"With unflinching stanzas threaded through with grief's relentless lyric, The Daughter's Almanac is a masterwork, a deftly-crafted illustration of the myriad ways beauty collides with pain. Succinct and utterly memorable, these poems take hold of the heart and tug it toward an insistent light. We are washed alive in that light. We are changed by it."
—Patricia Smith

"Katharine Whitcomb's poems in The Daughter's Almanac braid the inner and outer seasons. Elegaic, meditative, and lyrical, and with elegant formal variety, she writes at the liminal edge between presence and absence. With a keen, observant power, where 'a slice of time' is 'vibrating and open-ended,' she writes a poetry of acuity and grace."
— Arthur Sze

Support Verse Daily
Sponsor Verse Daily!

Home  Archives  

Copyright © 2002-2016 Verse Daily All Rights Reserved