Today’s poem is titled “Recurrent Curse” by Christine Hume, and is covered by Ryan Vaderhoof of the band Akron / Family. Hume is the author of three books and a chapbook: Musca Domestica [Beacon Press 2000], winner of the Barnard New Women Poets Prize; Alaskaphrenia [New Issues 2004], winner of the Green Rose Award and Small Press Traffic’s 2005 Best Book of the Year Award; Lullaby: Speculations on the First Active Sense, a chapbook and CD [Ugly Duckling Presse 2007]; and most recently Shot [Counterpath Press 2009].
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