Today's poem is "First Year of My Mother's Dementia"
from Deer in Berkeley

Sow's Ear Poetry Review

Lynne Knight was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York. She graduated from the University of Michigan and from Syracuse University, where she was a fellow in poetry. After living for a time in Canada, she returned to the States with her daughter and taught high school English in upstate New York before moving to California in 1990. Her first collection, Dissolving Borders, won a Quarterly Review of Literature prize in 1996. A cycle of poems on Impressionist winter paintings, Snow Effects, appeared from Small Poetry Press as part of its Select Poets Series in 2000. Her second full-length collection, The Book of Common Betrayals, won the Dorothy Brunsman Award from Bear Star Press in 2002. She lives in Berkeley and teaches writing part-time at two Bay Area community colleges.

Other poems by Lynne Knight on Verse Daily:

April 16, 2004:  "To a Friend Unable to Write"   "It looks like nothing much, a scene..."
August 2, 2003:  "Body in Late Meditation"   "An hour from now the river will be grey..."
June 13, 2003:  "Driving Through the Valley"   "Nothing all that strange about the scene..."
December 10, 2002:  For a Friend Whose Love Has Left   "For a week now, the deer has been roaming...."
November 25, 2002:  Letter After the Diagnosis   "This is the window I love the best. It looks down..."

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