Today's poem is "Jupiter, Florida"

Main Street Rag Publishing

Maureen Sherbondy is a poet and fiction writer. She has published eight poetry books. The Year of Dead Fathers was selected as the winner of the Robert Watson Poetry Award in 2012 (Spring Garden Press & storySouth). Poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Calyx, 13th Moon, The Roanoke Review, European Judaism, and the News & Observer. She received her MFA degree from Queens University of Charlotte. Maureen resides in Raleigh and teaches English at Alamance Community College.

Other poems by Maureen Sherbondy in Verse Daily:
May 1, 2016:   "This After Place" "Here worms do not turn..."
May 5, 2013:   "To Margot Kidder, With Love" "I spent the summer of 1980 with Margot Kidder..."
March 28, 2013:   "Dust" "Those who sleep in the dust..."
April 30, 2011:   "The Bees" "Those bees you crushed..."

Books by Maureen Sherbondy:

Other poems on the web by Maureen Sherbondy:
Four poems
Two poems
Six poems

Maureen Sherbondy's Website.

Maureen A. Sherbondy on Twitter.

About Belongings:

"With her 'javelin turned into a pen,' Maureen Sherbondy throws down in these poems, traversing 'that dash between born and died' with grief and rage and tenderness for lost lovers, lost relatives (at Auschwitz), lost belongings. Yet she confirms that belongings do not constitute belonging and that not giving away 'a single piece of yourself' is the key to survival. These are the poems of a warrior."
—Kimberly L. Becker

"Maureen Sherbondy's poems are gorgeous and difficult, chilling and stark. In 'Cousins I Never Met,' we follow the speaker back through history by way of a family tree, and as the lines unfold, we find ourselves in a horrific place. But Sherbondy doesn't leave us there. In both poems included here, she frees us by movement while never erasing memory. Every moment remains with us to create a history we retell."
—Julie Brooks Barbour

"Sherbondy is a fine poet and cataloguer of the heart's wants and desires. The poems in this collection center around love and leaving and healing and letting go. Side-stepping sentimentality, these accessible poems waste no time getting to the heart of the matter at hand. Sherbondy knows plenty of what she speaks, and I'd highly recommend you take a moment to listen to what she has to say."
—Steve Cushman

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