Today's poem is "Saudade"
from Saudade

Copper Canyon Press

Traci Brimhall has authored two previous collections of poetry: Our Lady of the Ruins, selected by Carolyn Forché for the 2011 Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Rookery, selected by Michelle Boisseau for the 2009 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award and finalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year Award. Some of her work has been featured in Best American Poetry 2013 & 2014, and she has received numerous fellowships, including a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Poetry, the 2012 Summer Poet in Residence at the University of Mississippi, and scholarships and fellowships to the Breadloaf Writers' Conference and the Sewanee Writers' Conference. She holds degrees from Florida State University (BA), Sarah Lawrence College (MFA), and Western Michigan University (PhD), and is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Kansas State University.

Other poems by Traci Brimhall in Verse Daily:
June 27, 2013:   "The Watchtower" (w/ Brynn Saito) "You could guard the city if you could bear..."

Books by Traci Brimhall:

Other poems on the web by Traci Brimhall:
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"Appalachian Aubade"
"Hysteria: A Requiem"
"Fiat Lux"
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Traci Brimhall's Website.

Traci Brimhall According to Wikipedia.

About Saudade:

"With a stunning mastery of metaphor, linguistic precision, and a soulful determined vision, Brimhall's work reveals an artist tuned to the significance of everyday experience..."
—Dorianne Laux

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