Today's poem is "A Species of Bramble or Thorn"
from Herald

Autumn House Press

Roberta P. Feins received her MFA in poetry from New England College, where she studied with Judith Hall, D.A. Powell, Carol Frost, and Alicia Ostriker. Her poems have been published in 5 AM, Antioch Review, The Cortland Review, and The Gettysburg Review, among others. Her first chapbook Something Like a River, was published by Moon Path Press in 2013. Feins edits the e-zine Switched On Gutenberg and currently lives in Seattle, WA.

Books by Roberta P. Feins:

Other poems on the web by Roberta P. Feins:
"Ars Longa, Vita Brevis"
"Mom's Warning to Me"

About Herald:

"Of the many things I appreciate about Roberta P. Feins's Herald, first and foremost, is its willingness to surprise and delight—formally, imagistically, syntactically, cognitively. Feins writes the way the old Talmudic rabbis would pray, arguing with God in order to return, once again, to the principles of faith. If the sacred is found in the profane, as this poet seems to reason, then the prayer that celebrates such holiness is found in poetry—the possibility of form and the limitations of language. Rooted in the body and in the world, these poems are harbingers of a world in which faith is challenged, the human is lifted high, and doubt praised, forcing us to ask the tough questions of the divine and of ourselves."
—Gerry LaFemina

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