View this email on a browserForward to a friend
August 3, 2016


Noah Eli Gordon

About This Poem


“Small as it is, this poem deals with the continually fleeting and bewildering conditions of desire, fulfillment, ambition, guilt, and happiness. There’s some ambiguity in the ending, which can be read as both the lack of a direction or the direction of that which is lacking. Sometimes poets get to have their cake and eat it too.”
—Noah Eli Gordon


Noah Eli Gordon is the author of The Word Kingdom in the Word Kingdom (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2015). He teaches at the University of Colorado–Boulder and lives in Denver, Colorado.


Poetry by Gordon


The Word Kingdom in the Word Kingdom

(Brooklyn Arts Press, 2015)

"Imaginary Rope" by C. D. Wright


"This Is Just To Say" by William Carlos Williams


"Alarm" by Kimiko Hahn




Launched during National Poetry Month in 2006, Poem-a-Day features new and previously unpublished poems by contemporary poets on weekdays and classic poems on weekends.