Today's poem is "Aubade"
from Ordinary Gods: Truths, Lies, & Exaggerations Built South of the Border

Salmon Poetry

Christopher Locke is the Nonfiction Editor at Slice magazine in Brooklyn. He has received over a dozen grants, fellowships, and awards for his poetry including two Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Awards, state grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, a Fellowship from Fundacion Valparaiso, (Spain), and three Pushcart Prize nominations. Locke's poems & essays have appeared in such magazines as The North American Review, The Rumpus, Parents, Poetry East, Islands, Verse Daily, Southwest Review, The Literary Review, The Sun, West Branch, Adbusters (Canada), Gargoyle, The Nervous Breakdown, Agenda (England), The SHOp, and NPR's Morning Edition and Ireland’s Radio 1. Locke has six collections of poetry published: How to Burn (Adastra Press—1995), Slipping Under Diamond Light (Clamp Down Press—2002), Possessed (Main Street Rag—2005), End of American Magic (Salmon Poetry—2010), Waiting for Grace & Other Poems (2013—Turning Point), and Trespassers (2016—Finishing Line Press). His first book for children, Heart-Flight (Cedar Grove Publishing), is forthcoming in 2017.

Other poems by Christopher Locke in Verse Daily:
August 10, 2013:   "What Love Is" "Love is not a maiden with apple..."

Books by Christopher Locke:

Other poems on the web by Christopher Locke:
"Daily Commute"
"Ordinary Gods"
"Family History at Sea"

Christopher Locke's Website.

About Ordinary Gods: Truths, Lies, & Exaggerations Built South of the Border:

"Christopher Locke gives us his hopes, his fears, and most importantly, what he loves. Ordinary Gods is a collection of poems and stories that take us down Locke’s own heroic path toward feeling it all—and because he’s so good, we get to feel it all, too. This is an open-hearted book by a generous and talented writer."
—David Allan Cates

"In Ordinary Gods, it is Christopher Locke’s alert poet's ear and listening heart that propel the reader, mining surprise."
—Tony Cohan

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