Poem of the Week: “Everglades” by Eleanor Swanson

By: Edward Byrne Last Updated: May 22, 2012

vprThe VPR Poem of the Week is Eleanor Swanson’s "Everglades," which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2011 issue (Volume XII, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Eleanor Swanson's recent poetry collection is Trembling in the Bones (Ghost Road Press, 2006). Her journal publications include Missouri Review, Black Warrior Review, High Plains Literary Review, Denver Quarterly, and Southern Review. Swanson has received the A. E. Coppard Prize for Fiction, a Fiction Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship in Literature (fiction). Her first poetry collection, A Thousand Bonds: Marie Curie and the Discovery of Radium, won the Ruth Stevens Manuscript Competition (NFPS Press) and was a finalist for the 2004 Colorado Book Award. She lives in Denver and is a professor of English at Regis University.

Tuesday of each week One Poet’s Notes highlights an excellent work by a poet selected from the issues 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.