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Today's poem is "The Exile"
from Zoo

The University of Arkansas Press

Alice Friman is professor emerita of English and creative writing at the University of Indianapolis. Published in ten countries and anthologized widely, she has produced seven collections of poetry, including Inverted Fire (BkMk Press, 1997). Among her numerous honors are three prizes from the Poetry Society of America, a fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission, and the 1998 Ezra Pound Poetry Award for Zoo.

About Zoo, winner of the 1998 Ezra Pound Poetry Award:

"Here's a poet with lively eyes, ears, and imagination. Her poems engrave themselves in memory by their accurate metaphors and sharp details. She can be wild without losing control, tender without ever waxing sentimental."
—X. J. Kennedy



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