Today's poem is "Souvenir"
from Apocalypse Mix

Autumn House Press

Jane Satterfield is the recipient of awards in poetry from the National En'dowment for the Arts, Maryland Arts Council, Bellingham Review, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Mslexia, and more. Her essays have received awards from the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society, Massachusetts Review, Florida Review, and the Heekin Foundation, among others. Her books of poetry are Her Familiars, Assignation at Vanishing Point, and Shepherdess with an Automatic. She is also the author of Daughters of Empire: A Memoir of a Year in Britain and Beyond. Satterfield's poetry and prose have appeared in American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, The Common, Crazyhorse, North American Review, Notre Dame Review, Pleiades, and many more, as well as on Verse Daily and Poetry Daily. The daughter of an American Air Force reservist and a British mother, she grew up near Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Maryland. She is married to the poet Ned Balbo and currently lives in Baltimore.

Other poems by Jane Satterfield in Verse Daily:
January 13, 2013:   "Soldierization" "A woman can drive a tank across a desert, but what happens when sand shifts, kicks up &..."
November 12, 2003:  "Double Exposure" "This maddening thought—lips might meet...."
November 17, 2002:  Improvisation "Ice on the limbs / of the isolate trees..."

Books by Jane Satterfield:

Other poems on the web by Jane Satterfield:
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"For Virginia Woolf, March 28, 2011"
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Jane Satterfield's Website.

Jane Satterfield According to Wikipedia.

Jane Satterfield on Facebook.

About Apocalypse Mix:

"Jane Satterfield's challenging new collection bristles with history. It is rich with unearthed, recalled, and juxtaposed relics, whether of pop music, yoga poses, or implements of former wars turned vintage memorabilia. Satterfield's poetry enacts what one of the powerful prose poems here calls 'this angel's transmission across time and space,'?and we readers are the beneficiaries."
—Rachel Hadas

"From her brilliant debut collection, Shepherdess With an Automatic, to this remarkable new collection, Apocalypse Mix, Jane Satterfield has offered her readers some of the most lyrically graceful and historically reflective collections in American poetry. Always illuminated by intellectually provocative perspectives, these poems balance their raw psychological undercurrents with a calm and masterful stylistic authority. Jane Satterfield’s work weaves the reader into its fabric of individual and historical circumstance, as well within the dense foliation of personal experience. This is a powerful poetry of great clarity, urgency, and superb accomplishment."
—David St. John

"What a terrible, difficult, contradictory world we're living in. Thank god we have Jane Satterfield's beautifully conceived, beautifully executed poems to guide us."
—Beth Ann Fennelly

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