Poem of the Week: “Digging Morning Glories” by Bob McNamara

By: Edward Byrne Last Updated: August 15, 2012

vprThe VPR Poem of the Week is Bob McNamara’s “Digging Morning Glories,” which appeared in the Fall/Winter 2010-2011 issue (Volume XII, Number 1) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Bob McNamara's poems have appeared in two books, Second Messengers (Wesleyan) and The Body & the Day (David Robert), in the anthologies The Sorrow Psalms and The Book of Irish-American Poetry, and in a number of magazines, including Agni Review, Antioch Review, Field, Gettysburg Review, Massachusetts Review, Missouri Review, Northwest Review, Ohio Review, and Poetry Northwest. Additionally, The Cat on the Stairs, a book of poems translated from the Bengali with the author Sarat Kumar Mukhopadhyay, has recently been published by Eastern Washington University Press.

Tuesday of each week “One Poet’s Notes” highlights an excellent work by a poet selected from the archives of Valparaiso Poetry Review, except when other posts with news or updates preempt the usual appearance of this item, with the recommendation that readers revisit it.