Today's "Poem-A-Day" from the Academy of American Poets is "For My Grandmother's Perfume, Norell," by Nickole Brown. The poem is from Brown's forthcoming collection Fanny Says, out by BOA in 2015. We are so looking forward to putting this collection in your hands -- enjoy the sneak peek from the Academy! Click here to read the poem.
About the Poem:
"'For My Grandmother's Perfume, Norell' is a poem from Fanny Says, a book to be published by BOA Editions in the spring of 2015. All of the poems in this collection circle around my grandmother, Frances Lee Cox, an unforgettable woman from Kentucky with her hair piled high who helped raise me best as she knew how. We lost her in 2004, but I swear sometimes I get a good haunting from her perfume. When I smell those potent, high-note florals, I know it's her; I know she just walked through." --Nickole Brown