Today's poem is "What Happens in Vegas"
from Late in the Empire of Men

Four Way Books

Christopher Kempf has published poetry in Best New Poets, Gettysburg Review, The New Republic, and Ploughshares, among other places. Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, as well as a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, he is the 2016–2017 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College and a Ph.D. candidate in English literature at the University of Chicago. He received his MFA from Cornell University.

Other poems by Christopher Kempf in Verse Daily:
August 26 2015:   "Poem for the Giraffe Marius" "Because, they said, genetics. Et..."

Books by Christopher Kempf:

Other poems on the web by Christopher Kempf:
"High School Graduation Party"
Four poems
Three poems
"The Professors' Wives"
"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare"
Four poems
"The Destruction of Tenochtitlan; or, What I Did on My Summer Vacation"
"Information Age"

Christopher Kempf's Website.

Christopher Kempf on Twitter. About Late in the Empire of Men:

". . . Kempf is a master of seamless juxtaposition: almost every poem moves smoothly into and out of its immediate circumstances, weaving myth and history, literary reference and new events into its fabric. . . ."
—Martha Collins

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