Today's poem is "For the Suicides"

from Beloit Poetry Journal

Lola Haskins has published seven previous collections of poetry, most recently The Rim Benders (Anhinga, 2001) and Extranjera (Story Line, 1998). Her work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Christian Science Monitor, The London Review of Books, Beloit Poetry Journal, Georgia Review, Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. She has been featured on PBS in the United States and on BBC in England. Her awards include two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, four individual artist fellowships from the state of Florida, the Iowa Poetry Prize, and the Emily Dickinson/Writer Magazine award from the Poetry Society of America. Ms. Haskins enjoys collaborating with other artists. Recent examples include performing Forty-Four Ambitions for the Piano with Kevin Sharpe, a classical pianist, and James Paul Sain, an electro-acoustic composer, and playing "the speaking Mata Hari" in a ballet of that title for which she wrote the libretto. Ms. Haskins' day job is teaching Computer Science at the University of Florida. She lives in a house she built with her husband on land outside Gainesville, where the locals include possums, armadillos, deer, and Florida black bears.

About Beloit Poetry Journal:
Poets in this issue: Frank Steele, Reynolds Dixon, Nance Van Winckel, David Williams, Albert Goldbarth, Fady Joudah, Mahmoud Darwish, Hillel Schwartz, Lola Haskins, E. R. Carlin, Jeff Crandall, Stan Sanvel Rubin, Bruce Tindall, Peggy Steele, G. David Schwartz, Hadara Bar-Nadav, Daneen Wardrop, Mira Rosenthal, Charlotte Boulay, Camille T. Dungy, Bert Stern, Kathleen Snodgrass, Luis Miguel Aguilar, B. Lance Levens, Kirstin Hotelling Zona, Rennie McQuilkin, Leigh Anne Couch

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Editor: John Rosenwald * Lee Sharkey

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