04/18/2012

Rain simmered
the lake –

all that water
into water

made me feel
hungry for words

which cannot
say what I

so readily hold
with empty hands.

BIO:

Michael Bazzett's poems have appeared in West Branch, Beloit Poetry Journal, Best New Poets, Green Mountains Review, DIAGRAM, and Guernica, among others, and his work was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. New poems are forthcoming in Carolina Quarterly, Pleiades, Smartish Pace and The Literary Review. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two children.
MORE POEMS:

03/13/2013
'At the Palazzo Barberini', Richie Hofmann


11/26/2012
'It’s not the bed that’s a boat', Corinna McClanahan Schroeder


11/22/2010
'The Great American Novel', Kate Angus