Congratulations to Sasha Steensen for her poem “7. (eighteen line poem for gordon)” which was featured last month on Poetry Daily. According to their website, “Poetry Daily is an anthology of contemporary poetry. Each day, we bring you a new poem from new books, magazines, and journals.” The poem is from Steensen’s anthology Everything Awake which, in Steensen’s own words, assumes that “our most basic daily acts of care, and our most intimate relationships, define our relationship to the larger world.” Read this poem on Poetry Daily’s website found here.

Sasha Steensen is the author of four books of poetry, most recently House of Deer (Fence Books), and Gatherest (Ahsahta Press). She has published several essays including Openings: Into Our Vertical Cosmos at essay Press ( and Pure Shame (Interim). She is a poetry editor for Colorado Review and she teaches at Colorado State University.