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Today's poem is "Appetite"

from How to Build an Owl

Small Poetry Press

Kathleen Lynch's poems are printed in many journals, including Poetry, Nimrod, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Laurel Review, Slipstream, Poetry Northwest, The Midwest Quarterly, Quarterly West, and Poetry East. Her chapbook How to Build an Owl won the Select Poets Series award from Small Poetry Press. She has poems in Daniel Tobin's anthology, The Book of Irish American Poetry and in The Sacremento Anthology: One Hundred Poems. She received the Spoon River Poetry Review Editors Choice Award 2000 and the Salt Hill Poetry Award 2000. Her just released chapbook, No Spring Chicken, won the White Eagle Coffee Store 2001 competition, and Pudding House Publications published her work in their Poets' Gold Invitational "Greatest Hits" series.

About How to Build an Owl:

"The title poem of Kathleen Lynch's premiere collection, How to Build an Owl, is also her ars poetica. 'Decide you must,' she begins, and we know immediately she is speaking of the writing of poems. Lynch has decided. She is no weekend poet. Her commitment is to the language of the heart and to her hunger to understand both her own wildness and her responsibility to the things of the world."
—Andrea Hollander Budy



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