Today's poem is "Silk Poem II"

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Joan Colby has published widely in journals such as Poetry, Atlanta Review, South Dakota Review, Gargoyle, Pinyan, Little Patuxent Review, Spillway, Midwestern Gothic and others. Awards include two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Literature. She has published 17 books including Selected Poems from FutureCycle Press, which received the 2013 FutureCycle Prize, and Ribcage from Glass Lyre Press, which has been awarded the 2015 Kithara Book Prize. Three of her poems have been featured on Verse Daily and another is among the winners of the 2016 Atlanta Review International Poetry Contest. Her newest book, Carnival was published by FutureCycle Press in 2016. She has another forthcoming from Kelsay Press in 2017 titled The Seven Heavenly Virtues. Colby is a senior editor of FutureCycle Press and an associate editor of Kentucky Review.

Other poems by Joan Colby in Verse Daily:
April 30, 2016:   "Hummingbirds of the Involuntary System" "A tapestry of snakes and vines..."

Books by Joan Colby:

Other poems on the web by Joan Colby:
Two poems
Two poems
Three poems
Four poems
Three poems
Four poems
Three poems
"Late Autumn"
"John the Baptist of the Summer Solstice"
"Cotton Poem IV"
Four poems
Five poems

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