Today's poem is "Barbed Wire and Bedclothes"
from The Time of Hunger | O Tempo de Chuva

Salmon Poetry

Alice Pettway’s work has appeared in over thirty print and online journals, including The Bitter Oleander, The Connecticut Review, Folio, Keyhole, and WomenArts Quarterly. Her chapbook, Barbed Wire and Bedclothes, was published by Spire Press in 2009. She is a former Lily Peter fellow, Raymond L. Barnes Poetry Award winner, and three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Pettway currently lives and writes in Bogotá, Colombia.

Other poems by Alice Pettway in Verse Daily:
October 25, 2009:   "Confession of the Oak Tree" "I would shed my leaves in an instant..."

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About The Time of Hunger | O Tempo de Chuva:

"There are a lot of good things to say about the poems of Alice Pettway. Probably what sets them apart more than any other virtue is the subtle but insistent sense of irony they convey - one of the rarest and most valuable aspects of any art, but especially of poetry."
—Miller Williams

"We are from one poem to the next, accompanied by her keen eye for the unseen and the nourishment supplied by her own fortitude."
—Paul B. Roth

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