Today's poem is "Way, On This Plane All Face The Same"
from The Dangerous Book of Poetry for Planes

Eyewear Publishing

Mark Yakich is Professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans, Editor of New Orleans Review, and a poet and novelist. He is the author of Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross (Penguin), The Making of Collateral Beauty (Tupelo) and The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine (Penguin). His most recent book is an unconventional guide to reading and writing poems: Poetry: A Survivor's Guide (Bloomsbury).

Other poems by Mark Yakich in Verse Daily:
July 9, 2008:   "Chagall Takes a Prisoner" "Morning breaches a flying horse...."
October 8, 2006:   "Aerialist" " He's still as tall as ever..."
January 30, 2005:  "Dear Birds" "Much is made of the size of your heart...."

Books by Mark Yakich:

Other poems on the web by Mark Yakich:
Two poems
Two poems
Three poems
Four poems
Eigth poems
"Reluctant Prophet"
"New Love Poem"
"Naive Conviction"

Mark Yakich's Website.

Mark Yakich According to Wikipedia.

About The Dangerous Book of Poetry for Planes:

"The Dangerous Book of Poetry for Planes is both crystal clear and unfathomable - its voices are both as familiar as a next door neighbour's voice and as alien as a next door neighbour's life, and the comforts the poems offer are impossible comforts: "I look down and feel / Like a weed // A wind slips through." The Dangerous Book of Poetry for Planes speaks to the impossible word the world has become."
—Shane McCrae

"In The Dangerous Book of Poetry for Planes Mark Yakich keeps ungainly metal aloft with carefully tightened words. Following a formal progression from lyric rhymed couplets through concrete constructions and star-studded 'blood chits' to ambient nonfiction,Yakich proves both his wit and his ferocity."
—Heather Christle

"Delightfully inappropriate, The Dangerous Book of Poetry for Planes explores the self within the sealed silver petri dish of an airplane—a tin can full of camp. It is a setting that, by its very lack of gravity, defies logic, and Yakich fills it with white hot jizz, cold red blood, tears of grief and rage, irrational calmness, and a God that exists at once beyond and within us:'"
—Jennifer L. Knox

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