Today's poem is "Stripped"
from Meridian

Codhill Press

Mark Maire is the author of "Clear Day in January," winner of the 2015 Emergence Chapbook Series Prize. A Pushcart Prize nominee, his poems have appeared widely in literary journals and anthologies, including "Birmingham Poetry Review," "Blueline," "Descant," "Midwestern Gothic," "Minnetonka Review," and "Talking River." Maire holds a BA from Grinnell College and an MA from the University of Iowa. He is a longtime resident of Duluth, Minnesota.

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About Meridian:

"Mark Maire rolls down the window for the reader as he drives through physical and emotional landscapes, pointing out the rock walls lining our lives, the abyss of longing beneath a lake's surface, and the conundrums obscured by the dark forests of human consciousness."
—Rebecca Schumejda

"Maire's quietly visionary poems speak persistently and persuasively to the locations of dislocation. They come at the reader from consistently oblique angles as they record discrepancy after discrepancy, yet they are rooted in a northern world rich in stark distinction. His are truly haunting poems, attuned to how spirit hovers at the corners, the margins, the horizons, but also within us as we grope toward what can never be encompassed but is surely felt. Meridian is a signal achievement."
—Baron Wormser

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