Today's poem is "What the Season Spares"
from The Art of Loss

Michigan State University Press

Myrna Stone's poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, Boston Review, Green Mountains Review, and Third Coast. She is the recepient of two Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships in Poetry, and a Full Fellowship to Vermont Studio Center.

About The Art of Loss:

"In 'Camera Obscura' and 'Penitential,' to name just a few of the fine poems in The Art of Loss, Myrna Stone fuses mind and heart with such precision that right before us we see pathos rise to the level of the sublime."
—Stephen Dunn

"Myrna Stone's poems are filled with grace and wonder. They are strong, and unsentimental, and deeply moving. The Art of Loss is a book to read as if your life depended upon it."
—Thomas Lux

"If poetry is, to quote Myrna Stone, a bit out of context, 'a sort of sunlight on the tongue,' this impressive first collection is full of bright speech. Rooted in her Midwestern, Catholic girlhood, Stone's poetry is intrinsically spiritual in bent, illuminating those moments in which her characters, all of the 'souls riddled with yearning,' are at their most human, most flawed, and most blessed. Whethre it is dusk, dawn, or the dull glare of winter, Stone's gorgeous language 'annotates the light' and with it our understanding of what constitutes dignity and grace, love and loss."
—Enid Shomer

"To be sure, it is the art transcending the loss that marks the value of these first poems by Myrna Stone. There is a full adult voice in this writing, a sense of the story earned before it is elevated. Stone is another of those fine Midwestern poets of lived-through experience."
—Stanley Plumly

"Recklessly formal and daringly casual, Myrna Stone's poems set page after page aglow with amplitude of feeling and vibrancy of detail. This book reminds us terribly and beautifully of all in life that can be 'saved, but never kept."
—Jeff Gundy

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