Today's poem is "Pigeon in the Silo"
from Fables From The Ark

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Kurt Brown was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up on Long Island and in Connecticut where he attended the University of Connecticut. He spent many years in Aspen, Colorado, where he founded the Aspen Writers' Conference and edited a literary magazine, Aspen Anthology. His poems have appeared in Southern Poetry Review, Massachusetts Review, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, Crazyhorse, and many other periodicals. He is the editor of Drive, They Said: Poems about Americans and Their Cars, and Verse & Universe: Poems about Science and Mathematics, as well as a collection of essays about science and mathematics, The Measured Word. With his wife, poet Laure-Anne Bosselaar, he edited Night Out: Poems about Hotels, Motels, Restaurants and Bars. He is also the editor of three collections of lectures given at writers' conferences across America: The True Subject, Writing It Down for James, and Facing the Lion. His two previous collections, More Things in Heaven and Earth (2002) and Return of the Prodigals (1999) were published by Four Way Books. He lives with his wife in New York City.

About Fables From The Ark:

"What a wonderful book this is—one-third a unique homage to various creatures, one-third persona poems in the voice of a woman named Rita who does things (for good reasons)! like taking a shadow to the zoo, and one-third a brilliant literary hoax/parody. What a dazzling ride!"
—Tom Lux"

"Aesop, Pessoa, a little Voltaire, some Dr. Wuchsal, Kurt Brown's tri-axial collection offers up a tri-cornered playground; you can enter the ark of one and go be with the animals of Brown's mind; you can visit with Rita (our dog is Rita, who knew she harbored such deepening kingdoms); you can meet Tádjèck, if Tádjèck exists he's the one Brown might allow as how who wrote the other two playgrounds. We can't be sure. We? I wonder. Who's that? Some place in Fables from the Ark there might be a hint."
—Dara Wier

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