Today's poem is "Sunday Night Shift"
from Lifeline

Glass Poetry Press

Jennifer Givhan is a Mexican-American poet from the Southwestern desert. She is the author of the full-length collections, Landscape with Headless Mama, which won the 2015 Pleiades Editors' Prize, and Protection Spell, winner of U. of Arkansas Press's 2016 Miller Williams Series Prize, and two poetry chapbooks, Curanderisma (Dancing Girl Press, forthcoming 2016) and The Daughter's Curse (ELJ, forthcoming 2017). Her honors include an NEA Fellowship, a PEN/Rosenthal Emerging Voices Fellowship, The Frost Place Latin@ Scholarship, The 2015 Lascaux Review Poetry Prize, The Pinch Poetry Prize, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best of the Net 2015, Best New Poets 2013, AGNI, TriQuarterly, Crazyhorse, Blackbird, The Kenyon Review, Rattle, Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, and Southern Humanities Review (where she was a finalist for the 2015 Auburn Witness Prize). She is Poetry Editor at Tinderbox Poetry Journal and teaches online workshops at The Poetry Barn.

Other poems by Jennifer Givhan in Verse Daily:
October 18, 2016:   "The Gift" "He's building me a tiny birdcage..."
July 6, 2016:   "Tingo (For Divorce)" "Your mother slaps a frenzy of honey on her plain soft bread..."
June 29, 2016:   "The Back Roads" "He is never ready when you pull up honking..."

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Other poems on the web by Jennifer Givhan:
"On Contemplating Leaving My Children"
Two poems
Three poems
"The Cheerleaders"
"The Polar Bear"
"The Problem With My Eyes"
"Mars One Candidate Alison Rigby"
Four poems
Two poems
Two poems
"Lieserl Contemplates Resurrection"
"Devil at the Movies"
"Tasseography of Pregnancy After Miscarriage"
"Ritual With Fish Water"
Two poems
Two poems
Two poems

Jennifer Givhan's Website.

Jennifer Givhan on Twitter.

About Lifeline:

"The poems of Lifeline are deliciously alive, even while mercilessly dissecting trauma and loss. Givhan's searing imagery and candor depicts womanhood in its most raw and honest form — as a gritty mosaic of fractured ghosts held together by blood and resistance."
—Rachel McKibbens

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