Today's poem is "For William, Who Lived Twelve Hours"
from Sex Education

Iris Press

Janice Moore Fuller is Writer-in-Residence and Professor of English at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina. She has published a poetry book Archeology Is a Destructive Science (Scots Plaid Press, 1998) and poems and essays in numerous American and European journals and anthologies, including New Welsh Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Tar River Poetry, Sowís Ear, Pembroke Magazine, and Mississippi Quarterly.

About Sex Education:

"Janice Fullerís wily Sex Education educates us in much more than sex, though her deftly polished poems are as incisive on that subject as on many others. Richly textured and delicately nuanced, Fullerís book schools us in divorce and love and grief and childhood loneliness as she muses, with winning candor, on growing up American and traveling around Europe and on a range of other matters, including, for instance, the death of a fierce geometry teacher who 'will lie in the ground straight and flat, / the shortest distance between math and eternity,' and the comically poignant couplings of variegated sea urchins, whose passions strangely mirror those of humans: 'one barbed heart against another.'"
—Sandra M. Gilbert

" An exuberant collection, brimful of lyrical force and wonder, intricately weaving meticulous craft and infinite energy. Life itself is the pulse on the page."
—Menna Elfyn

" Though the poems in Sex Education range geographically from Celtic Britain to piedmont Carolina, Janice Fuller's true landscape is the heart-land of memory, loss, and, most of all, desire. Her language is vivid and memorable, the metaphors and similes making unexpected but convincing connections. Sex Education is a stunning book."
—Ron Rash

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