Today's poem is "Happiness"
from little eternities

Nodin Press

Sharon Chmielarz's little eternities is her eleventh book of poetry. Kirkus Reviews named her recent volume, The Widow's House, one of the one hundred best books of 2016. The Other Mozart, her verse biography of Nannerl Mozart, served as a libretto for an opera. Chmielarz's favorite subjects include family, landscape, and history. Chmielarz was born and raised in Mobridge, South Dakota. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in German, French, English, and education. On campus she had a close encounter with poetry and fell in love with it. From then on, she took as many writing courses as she could while continuing her work as a public school teacher.

Books by Sharon Chmielarz:

Other poems on the web by Sharon Chmielarz:
Three poems

Sharon Chmielarz's Website.

About little eternities:

"Lapidary, effortless, crystalline, and cocky, little eternities is a time machine. Step inside and find yourself on a journey with surprising turns and feints, words translating into wormholes, crossing centuries, tunneling through etymology, through music and art."
—Marsha de la O

"I turned to the first page of little eternities and I was off and running, charmed and breathless, with a wide-ranging, deep-thinking poet who captures the elusive and overwhelming nature of time. Individual lines become brilliant little eternities, flowing images and memories that take us into history and science or the wonders of art and literature."
—Freya Manfred

"Little eternities is a book that burnishes the oldest questions into shiny new artifacts of wonder. Expansive curiosity and microscopic observations are both at work (and play) here, inviting us again and again to curlicue along 'where birds/fly by, where movement/comes to go away, not knowing/gone is a word for everything seen.'"
—Ed Bok Lee

"From modest positions-flesh, bone, spirit, and memory—Sharon Chmielarz's poems proceed into and beneath the present, the past. They time-travel with a need to know. Be they about swatting flies at a summer cabin or insinuating oneself into a painting by Van Gogh, the poems say 'This is how eternity works so far.'"
—Richard Robbins

"Sharon Chmielarz's brilliant poems quietly push open gates that confine much of American poetry. They homestead outside the comfortable, predictable, and often constricting time/space continuum."
—Philip S. Bryant

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