Today's poem is "Orpheus: the Fugitive Kind"
from True, False, None of the Above

Cascade Books

Marjorie Maddox has published True, False, None of the Above (Poiema Poetry Series 2016); Local News from Someplace Else (Wipf & Stock 2013); Weeknights at the Cathedral (WordTech 2006); Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation (2004 Yellowglen Prize); Perpendicular As I (1994 Sandstone Book Award); Perpendicular As I (ebook 2013); When The Wood Clacks Out Your Name: Baseball Poems (2001 Redgreene Press Chapbook Winner); Body Parts (Anamnesis Press 1999); Ecclesia (Franciscan University Press 1997); How to Fit God into a Poem (1993 Painted Bride Chapbook Winner); and Nightrider to Edinburgh (1986 Amelia Chapbook Winner), as well as over 450 poems, stories, and essays in such journals and anthologies as Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Crab Orchard Review, and Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion.

Other poems by Marjorie Maddox in Verse Daily:
March 18, 2014:   "Learning to Weather" "The day after the geese leave..."

Books by Marjorie Maddox:

Other poems on the web by Marjorie Maddox:
"if I didn’t marry the drummer"
"Road trip" `"
Three poems
"Afternoon Nap"
"A Colleague Falls to His Death at Niagara Falls"

Marjorie Maddox's Website.

About True, False, None of the Above:

"In True, False, None of the Above, Maddox offers us a brilliant, witty, and vulnerable garland of poems. Here is the voice of a teacher, a poet, a mother and wife, a woman of faith bearing witness to a deep and lasting Truth, summoning--among others--the likes of Dante, Hopkins, Dickinson, Eliot, and Frost, each calling out to the other, often at scintillant cross-purposes, all set choiring to this magisterial teacher's gentle bidding."
—Paul Mariani

"In the preface to her book True, False, None of the Above, Maddox describes the experience of literature--whether reading, teaching, or creating it--as a 'confrontation with reality.' And her poems indeed confront a range of uneasy truths, from adultery and natural disasters to tooth extraction and raising teens. Maddox builds on the shared imagination of writers and readers, richly and deftly, to deepen and challenge our spirits."
—Tania Runyan

"In some of these poems, Marjorie Maddox riffs on the poetry of other writers. Sometimes she sings like an angel, even about illness and death. She wields forms brilliantly, and she tells delicious stories about what goes on in her classroom. Everybody who relishes good poetry should buy this book. But if you're a teacher--or if you've ever sat in a classroom anywhere--True, False, None of the Above will make you laugh out loud."
—Jeanne Murray Walker

"In poem after poem Marjorie Maddox creates a rich environment in which the best teaching (and she is always a teacher) takes place in dialogue, even though conversations are not always neatly resolved. But she also consistently and convincingly points to what we need: 'The real, the spiritual, the Real.'"
—Jill Baumgaertner

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