Today's poem is "The Watching Tree"
from One Man's Dark

Copper Canyon Press

Maurice Manning's first book of poetry, Lawrence Booth's Book of Visions, was selected by W.S. Merwin for the Yale Series of Younger Poets, and his fourth book, The Common Man, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011. One Man's Dark is his sixth collection and the first to be published by Copper Canyon Press. His poetry is concerned with the geography, history, and culture of rural Kentucky, where he lives with his family. Manning is a former Guggenheim fellow and regularly teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and the Sewanee Writer's Conference. He is currently professor of English and Writer-in-Residence at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.

Other poems by Maurice Manning in Verse Daily:
June 14, 2007:   "A Bestiary" " The reason the woman was fond of chickens..."
May 30, 2007:   "On a Woodpecker Drinking from a Knothole Still Full of the Last Rain" " I'm not always Mr. Sunshine, but..."

Books by Maurice Manning:

Other poems on the web by Maurice Manning:
Three poems
Four poems
"Bucolics [LIX]"
"The Gone and the Going Away"
"Eight Bucolics"
Three poems
"Winter Work"

Maurice Manning According to Wikipedia.

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