Today's poem is "Falling on Grass"
from Candlefish

The University of Arkansas Press

Elizabeth Biller Chapman's work has appeared in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Blueline, and Yankee. Her poem “On the Screened Porch” was included in Best American Poetry, 2002. Creekwalker, her 1995 chapbook, won the (M)other Tongue Press international competition, and her debut collection, First Orchard, was published in 1999 by Bellowing Ark Press.

About Candlefish:

"If your bookshelves are crowded, it’s time to clean house and make room for Elizabeth Biller Chapman’s Candlefish. Find a place for it between Elizabeth Bishop and Amy Clampitt. You’ll soon discover that these moving poems hold their own in erudite and insightful company.”
—Francis Murphy

"This collection is the expression of exceptional vision, in every sense of the word; the wounded, lovely voice that sings the transient beauty of the world makes these poems unforgettable.”
—Neal Bowers

"In Candlefish, Elizabeth Biller Chapman invites us to witness the astonishing diversity of plant and animal life that shares our existence, but on its own terms. In palpable, richly textured language, here are poems of love and loss, acute perception and grief, and the pleasure of finding our place in the profusion of the natural world.”
—George Keithley

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