The poem is called "Public Defender" and it originally appeared in The Iowa Review. Seth is a co-editor of The New Hampshire Review and the author of the blog The Suburban Ecstasies.
Poetry Daily is a website that features a different poem each day. It is a good way to find new poets and to bring a little poetry into your day.
"It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably
every day for lack of what is found there."
--William Carlos Williams