By Rae Armantrout
Publish 12 months note: First released January thirtieth 2009
Rae Armantrout has continuously equipped her collections of poetry as if they have been works in themselves. Versed brings of those sequences jointly, delivering readers an increased view of the arc of her writing.
The poems within the first part, Versed, play with vice and versa, the perversity of human attention. They flirt with blunders and fantasy, skating on a skinny ice that unavoidably cracks: "Metaphor kinds / a crust / underneath which / the crevasse of every experience." darkish topic, the second one part, alludes to greater than the unseen substance notion to make up the vast majority of mass within the universe.
The invisible and unknowable are faced at once as Armantrout's event with melanoma marks those poems with a brand new austerity, shot via along with her signature wit and stark unsentimental pondering. jointly, the poems of Versed half us from our assumptions approximately truth, revealing the gaps and fissures in our emotional and linguistic constructs, exhibiting us ourselves the place we're so much uncovered.
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Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (2010)