Today's poem is "The Sapient"
from The Wilderness After Which

Otis Books / Seismicity Editions

L.S. Klatt is the current Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and teaches literature and creative writing at Calvin College. Poems of his have appeared widely, including such places as Harvard Review, Denver Quarterly, Crazyhorse, Poetry Daily, The Believer, New Orleans Review, Boston Review, Volt, Blackbird, Colorado Review, and The Common. His first book, Interloper, won the Juniper Prize, awarded by the University of Massachusetts Press. His second, Cloud of Ink, garnered the Iowa Poetry Prize from the University of Iowa Press. Klatt also has published a third volume, Sunshine Wound with Free Verse Editions (2015). His lyric poem "Andrew Wyeth, Painter, Dies At 91" was anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2011 and subsequently made into a 90-second animated film by MOTIONPOEMS.

Other poems by L.S. Klatt in Verse Daily:
August 12 2015:   "The Cardboard Fawn" "While it is living, while it is vital, the cardboard fawn folds itself..."
November 3, 2011:   "Knickerbocker" "Suppose a man steps out of the fog..."
March 19, 2011:   "Andrew Wyeth, Painter, Dies at 91" "A weathered barn on a hilltop; a nude woman..."
August 6, 2009:   "The Somnabulist" "When it happens, you're glad it's not you..."
August 8, 2008:   "Smithereens" "The treetop, at 9.86 meters per second squared..."
November 7, 2003:  "Fetus in Orbit" "I played with the pre-cows in outer space..."

Books by L.S. Klatt:

Other poems on the web by L.S. Klatt:
"A Moral Color"
Two poems
Two poems
Eigth poems
Three poems
"Andrew Wyeth, Painter, Dies At 91"
"Psalm of the Amputees"
Two poems
"Exodus, Inc."

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