Today's poem is "Most Bizarre Beauty Queens of the 1950's"
from The Book of Donuts

Terrapin Books

Nicky Beer is the author of The Octopus Game and The Diminishing House, both winners of the Colorado Book Award for Poetry. She's received awards from the NEA and the Poetry Foundation, and her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation , Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. An associate professor at CU Denver, she edits poetry for Copper Nickel. She was raised on Long Island Dunkin' Donuts.

Other poems by Nicky Beer in Verse Daily:
April 23, 2015:   "Octopus Vulgaris" "The tank bubbles intermittently..."
May 1, 2013:   "Phlogiston Footage" "The lights dim. We creak in our seats...."
May 2, 2010:   "The Exquisite Foreplay of the Tortoise" "Every movement of my body..."
September 9, 2008:   "Ventouse Sous Verre" "Those empty, aubergine-edged saucers, her best..."
April 12, 2005:  "Cardinal Virtue" ""At first, I can't name the bird falling deliberately..."

Books by Nicky Beer:

Other poems on the web by Nicky Beer:
Two poems
"The God of Translation"
Six poems
Two poems
Three poems
"Marlene Dietrich Meets David Bowie, 1978"

Nicky Beer's Website.

Nicky Beer on Twitter.

Nicky Beer on Facebook.

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