Today's poem is "The Reptile House"
from Terrestrials

Texas Review Press

Eric Nelson currently teaches in the Department of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern University. He is the author of three other collections of poems: The Interpretation of Waking Life, The Light Bringers, and On Call.

About Terrestrials:

"Clarity and honesty make many of these poems accessible and attractive."
—Maxine Kumin, Final Judge

"Eric Nelson writes poems that (to alter one of his own constructions) put off their crowns and 'resume their ordinary lives.' Refusing any lyric note that might embellish or patronize or misrepresent the people and landscapes he loves, he achieves an art whose democratic vistas are an absolute delight to behold."
—Sherod Santos

"These poems, though deeply rooted in family and our conflicted world, will get into your head, and fly."
—Peter Meinke

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