The VPR Poem of the Week is Crystal Bacon’s “Margaret’s Heart,” which appeared in the Fall/Winter 2008-2009 issue (Volume X, Number 1) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.
Crystal Bacon’s first book of poems, Elegy with a Glass of Whiskey, won the 2005 A. Poulin New Poetry America Prize from BOA Editions and was published in 2004. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Antigonish Review, Cortland Review, Marlboro Review, Massachusetts Review, Ontario Review, and Tampa Review. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Community College of Philadelphia.
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