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Today's poem is "Rats"

from West Branch

Sarah Blake's first book of poetry, Mr. West, was recently published by Wesleyan University Press.

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West Branch * Bucknell Hall * Bucknell University * Lewisburg, PA, 17837
Editor: Paula Closson Buck

Other from West Branch in Verse Daily:
October 11, 2016:   "Dirty Realism" by Hannah Brooks-Motl
June 27, 2016:   "Framingham" by Darin Ciccotelli
June 24, 2016:   "The New Trees" by Rosalie Moffett
June 23, 2016:   "Self as Suscipe" by Jane Huffman
June 21, 2016:   "The Invisible Hand" by Darin Ciccotelli
December 1, 2015:   "NyQuil" by Timothy Donnelly
November 30, 2015:   "Hotel" by Ruth Madievsky
October 31 2015:   "Tamerlion" by Kasey Erin Phifer-Byrne
October 29 2015:   "Elegy to a Black Bear Head Poorly Stuffed and Mounted" by Charlie Clark
August 13 2015:   "I Went to the Market" by Michael Bazzett
August 10 2015:   "Dürer in the Valley of Oleanders" by Kyle McCord
April 20, 2015:   "Bucolic (After Heavy Rain)" by Richard Foerster
April 16, 2015:   "Casualty Notificaton" by Jehanne Dubrow
March 13, 2014:   "In a Landscape: LIV" by John Gallaher
March 11, 2014:   "Tageb├╝cher" by Cynthia Cruz
February 13, 2014:   "Era for Recovery" by Lo Kwa Mei-en
February 11, 2014:   "How to Make Sure the Things You Love Never Die" by Christopher Todd Matthews
February 10, 2014:   "The Mayor's Guide to Reelection" by Jeffrey Morgan
October 20, 2012:   "Then" by Jill Osier
January 13, 2012:   "After the First Shot" by Saeed Jones
November 3, 2011:   "Knickerbocker" by L. S. Klatt
November 1, 2011:   "A Thing of Beauty" by Mike White
January 11, 2010:   "With the Herd" by James Najarian
May 7, 2009:   "Duly Noted" by John Gallaher
May 5, 2009:   "Chicken Little" by Tiffany Atkinson
December 13, 2008:   "Nothing is Haunted" by Sandy Longhorn
December 12, 2008:   "When Worlds Collide (1951)" by Maggie Smith
June 10, 2007:   "Looking Forward to the Twentieth Century" by James Doyle
June 8, 2007:   "Earth-tone Anecdote" by John Gallaher
June 3, 2006:   "The Customary Mysteries" by Aleda Shirley
June 2, 2006:   "[When You Asked, I Thought At First]" by Boyer Rickel
May 31, 2006:   "In A Week Or Two, My Love, The Maple Will Be Empty." by David Swerdlow
January 15, 2006:   "Pursuit" by Sarah Sloat
January 5, 2006:   "Rehoboth Beach" by Matthew Ladd
January 2, 2006:   "Ghazal of the Bright Body" by Sarah Sloat
December 28, 2005:   "Rain-Freighted" by Eric Pankey
May 21, 2005:  "The Innocent" Jean Nordhaus
May 17, 2005:  "Vespers" Charles Wright
December 14, 2004:  "The Tortoise" by Betsy Sholl
December 13, 2004:  "Grackles" by Lisa Williams
August 10, 2004:  "Anecdote of the Turkeys" by Wayne Dodd
August 2, 2004:  "Speak, Zero" by Mary Ruefle
June 19, 2004:  "Yes, to the Mole, Emerging in Night" by Daniel Bourne
February 10, 2004:  "Rorschach on Pond" by Sean Serrell
February 9, 2004:  "Deer" by Sarah Kennedy
June 1, 2003:  "First Thing" by Bill Knott
May 20, 2003:  "Succession" by Bill Knott
May 19, 2003:  "Angry Music" by John Nixon, Jr.
May 16, 2003:  "I Never Promised You a Worm Farm" by Charles Harper Webb
January 31, 2003:  "Collect Call" by Michelle Boisseau
January 15, 2003:  "Cautionary Tale" by Nance Van Winckel
January 8, 2003:  "The Climbers" by Jeffrey Skinner
January 7, 2003:  "Steadily" by Michelle Boisseau

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