Saturday, March 18, 2006

whthrrthms, Maria Damon

7th in the WinteRed series is Maria Damon's whthrrthms, poems playfully engaged with the Minnesota landscape over the span of one fall and winter. An excerpt:

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

milk the sky: a
splendid way to make
time disappear. the mind
the word-sword's sheath
the skein-prism liberator
rainblow prison-shatterer
iris continuum from greed to
gratitude a formal grace--
trees bowing

MARIA DAMON teaches poetry and poetics at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of The Dark End of the Street: Margins in American Vanguard Poetry, and co-author (with Betsy Franco) of The Secret Life of Words and (with mIEKAL aND) of Literature Nation, E.n.t.r.a.n.c.e.d., and PleasureTextPossession. Read her interview with Chicago Postmodern Poetry here:

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