Today's poem is "If No Energy Can Be Created or Destroyed"
from A Landscape for Loss

The National Federation of State Poetry Societies

Erin Rodoni is the author of one previous poetry collection: Body, in Good Light (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2017). Her work has appeared in Colorado Review, Cimarron Review, Drunken Boat, Ninth Letter, Spoon River Poetry Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and The Adroit Journal, among others. Her poems have also been included in the Best New Poets anthology, featured on Verse Daily, nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and honored with an Intro Journals Award from AWP. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two young daughters.

Other poems by Erin Rodoni in Verse Daily:
April 26, 2017:   "The Body Compass" "True north is the nook behind your knee..."
March 14, 2016:   "Giant Slalom" "The race is won or lost in shavings of second. Now: The space..."
February 12, 2016:   "The Mall Age" "Thank you stars for this wilderness..."
March 4, 2014:   "Leaving Labor and Delivery" "The light is relentless. There are no lampshades here...."

Books by Erin Rodoni:

Other poems on the web by Erin Rodoni:
"Elegy with Due Date"
Five poems
Two poems
"Postcards from my Childhood"
Two poems
"Little Brother"
"In Eastern Medicine"

Erin Rodoni on Twitter.

Erin Rodoni on Facebook.

About A Landscape for Loss:

"The poems in A Landscape for Loss are exquisite in their grasp of amplitude and absence, their graceful shifts of scale between the intimate and monumental, their ruminations of space journeyed through with ghosts, their ease in housing the paradox of birth and death in the female body mirrored in the vast, historical landscapes of loss and desire. Textured with the delicacy and strength it takes to bear the weight of life, this book by Erin Rodoni is a work of genuine beauty."
—Shadab Zeest Hashmi

"Every once in a while a book comes along that reminds me of why I read poetry, restores me in some deep way, and Erin Rodoni's A Landscape for Loss is just such a book. Precise, deeply intelligent, often profoundly elegiac, many of these poems left me breathless:in their honesty, certainly, but also in their craft, their sense of line, their kinetic energy. Rodoni's freshly metaphoric poems exist as if vertically layered, membraned in a glass through which both reader and author apprehend the world. The result is a journey that engages on every page--moves both mind and heart. I loved this book."
—Gerald Fleming

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