The University of Chicago Press makes a different e-book available free every month. For October, it’s “Thirty Years of Phoenix Poets: 1983 – 2012,” a sampler of 30 poems, one from each year that the well-regarded Phoenix Poets series has been publishing.
To get yours, click here, and follow the instructions. If you’re a Kindle user, you’ll find it in the Kindle bookstore. Enjoy!
A Charm  from David Ferry’s Strangers
I have a twin who bears my name;
Bears it about with him in shame;
Who goes a way I would not go;
Has knowledge of things I would not know;
When I was brave, he was afraid;
He told the truth; I lied;
What’s sweet to me tastes bitter to him;
My friends, my friends, he loves not them;
I walk the daylight in his dream;
He breathes the air of my nightmare.