Today's poem is "Only Child"
from Is That What That Is

FutureCycle Press

Paul Hostovsky is the author of eight previous books of poetry: The Bad Guys (2015), Selected Poems (2014), Naming Names (2013), Hurt Into Beauty (2012), A Little in Love a Lot (2011), Dear Truth (2009), Bending the Notes (2008), and Sonnets from South Mountain (2001). His poems have won a Pushcart Prize, two Best of the Net awards, the Muriel Craft Bailey Award from The Comstock Review, and five poetry chapbook contests. He has also been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and The Writer's Almanac.

Other poems by Paul Hostovsky in Verse Daily:
August 20, 2015:   "In the Home for Elderly Vehicular Manslaughterers by the Sea" "The guilt, like the sand, is in everything..."
September 18, 2014:   "That Light" "Everything is interesting..."
September 13, 2012:   "The Violence of Violins" "It was in them, they would say...."
October 13, 2011:   "Waiting Room" "The woman with the portable oxygen tank..."
March 2, 2007:   "Dusk Outside the Braille Press" "The lights go on in all the windows but one...."
February 14, 2007:   "Love Poem" "I love this poem...."
July 15, 2006:   "Picture of a House" " There are several V's in my daughter's drawing...."

Books by Paul Hostovsky:

Other poems on the web by Paul Hostovsky:
Five poems
Three poems
"Deaf Bachelor Party"
"Boxy Poem for Mr. Beck"
Seven poems
Three poems
Two poems
Two poems
Two poems
"Go Children Slow"
"Throwing Snowballs at Cars"
Nine poems
Four poems
"The Soul?s Insistence"
Two poems
Three poems
"Italian Cuisine"
Two poems
"Peacock Patio"
Three poems
"God, Dan"
Five poems
"Poem for Michael Jackson"
Two poems

Paul Hostovsky's Website.

About Is That What That Is:

"This new Hostovsky book is such a pleasure. These poems knocked my socks off. Those other reliable reporters from the battlefield of being middle-aged in America—the Hoaglands and Hallidays, the Collinses and Padgetts—should step aside and make way for Hostovsky!"
—George Bilgere

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