Today's poem is "Like an Arrow that Feels"
from In Memory of Brilliance and Value

Saturnalia Books

Michael Robins is the author of The Next Settlement (UNT Press, 2007), Ladies & Gentlemen (Saturnalia Books, 2011), In Memory of Brilliance & Value (Saturnalia Books, 2015) and two chapbooks: Circus (Flying Guillotine, 2009), and Little Felons (Strange Machine, 2013). Born in Portland, Oregon, he teaches poetry and literature at Columbia College Chicago.

Other poems by Michael Robins in Verse Daily:
January 12, 2012:   "Sleep Is Not Unlike a Waiting Room" "The dead deer is more alive to you now..."
October 19, 2011:   "Anthem" "I had yet imagined a stream fed in feather...."
June 5, 2008:   "I Wanted More Than I Could Steal" "Instead the opening, the end, the tunnel..."
May 1, 2007:   "Plunder" " The heart, which often seems a gangplank..."
December 29, 2005:   "Gray Gone Missing" " & though a needle drops among the stacks..."

Books by Michael Robins:

Other poems on the web by Michael Robins:
Two poems
Two poems
Four poems
"Pseudonymously Yours"
Two poems
Two poems
Two poems
Five poems
[you burn smoother than any...]
[burn the coffee, the potatoes...]

About In Memory of Brilliance and Value:

"What an absolute pleasure it is to read Michael Robins' In Memory of Brilliance & Value. His musicality is rarely paralleled, and 'the voice releasing indelible things' sings songs of real experience."
—Noelle Kocot

"...In Memory of Brilliance & Value reveals itself as an erotic testing ground of experience in and of language. Here is an elegy for the clear light in which what matters most is revealed, a light no longer wholly our own; here are poems filled with that wound called nostalgia, longing for experience that had once been whole."
—Dan Beachy-Quick

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