Daniel G. Snethen
into the nose
of my grandpa.
It exited his ear.
thru his mouth,
then was seen
back and forth
Grandpa lay dead
on the coroner’s
slab, so he didn’t notice,
nor did the
But, I noticed it
and so too did
Daniel G. Snethen is the owner and publisher
of Darkling Publications. He serves as vice-president of the South Dakota State Poetry
Society. In May 2017, 10 pages of his poetry was anthologized in Resurrection of a Sunflower, a tribute to Vincent Van Gogh, curated by Catfish
McDaris. Snethen's poetry has been published by Bear
Creek Haiku; Cover of Darkness; Danse Macabre; Dark Gothic Resurrected; Haiku
Journal; The Horror Zine; Miller's
Pond; Pasque Petals: Thirteen Myna Birds, and several other
publishers of poetry. Snethen also coaches oral interpretation of literature and Poetry
Out Loud. He has qualified two high school students for the National Poetry Out Loud competition
in Washington DC and has had the SD State Poetry Out Loud runner-up on two separate occasions.
His favorite poet is William Blake and his favorite poem is “The Rhyme of the Ancient
Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.