Today's poem is "August in South Georgia"
from Further Problems with Pleasure

University of Akron Press

Sandra Simondsis the author of several collections of poetry including Steal It Back (Saturnalia Books, 2015), The Sonnets (Bloof Books, 2014), Mother Was a Tragic Girl (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2012) and Warsaw Bikini (Bloof Books, 2009). Her poems have been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2014 and 2015. She is a professor of English and humanities at Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia.

Other poems by Sandra Simonds in Verse Daily:
March 30, 2016:   "Glass Box" "Today, I think I can do this for you; I can make this box for you...."
March 10, 2015:   "Immense Fields of Work" "Waking up to the gray farm redoubles your doubts...."
March 30, 2012:   "Great Smoky Mountain National Park" "My husband calls me a 'mountain snob.'..."
June 13, 2009:   "Your Own Winnebago" "There's a volcano in my Alaska, a Paris..."
February 4, 2009:   "A Poem for David Schubert" "Went to the valley and it was green went to the valley..."

Books by Sandra Simonds:

Other poems on the web by Sandra Simonds:
"Our Lady of Perpetual Help"
Two poems
"Dear Diary,"
Four poems
"The Woman with the Foreign Accent"
Two poems
"Black Leotard"
Three poems
Three poems
"Poetry Is Stupid and I Want to Die"
"A Poem for Criminals and Contruction Workers"
"I Grade Online Humanities Tests"
"I Grade Online Humanities Tests"
"A Poem For Landlords"
Seven poems
"Jane Doe #6"
Four poems
Two poems
Three poems
Red Wand
"1984 Pumpkin Pie"
Three poems
"Jane Doe #6"
"Feather is Democracy"
"Their Cats"
"The Moth on my Chest"
Three poems
"I am Fat, Frustrated and Cannot Write a Poem"
Two poems

Sandra Simonds's Website.

Sandra Simonds on Twitter.

About Further Problems with Pleasure:

"If Coleridge, Plath, Ovid, and Celan started a love commune where they built a manifesto Molotov cocktail out of the pastoral, eros, blank verse, and kitsch: it would be this book. A true original, thrilling in her brash complex feminism and virtuosic in sound and line, Simonds writes of the lives and desires trod upon by late capitalism and poetry."
—Carmen Giménez Smith

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