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Versed / Rae Armantrout.

By: Armantrout, Rae, 1947-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Wesleyan poetry: Publisher: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, 2010Edition: 1st Wesleyan pbk.Description: ix, 121 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780819570918 (pbk.); 0819570915.Subject(s): American poetry -- 21st centuryDDC classification: 811/.54
Contents:
Versed -- Dark matter.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 2010. | National Book Critics Circle award winner, 2009. | National Book Award finalist, 2009.Summary: A collection of poetry organized in two sections. The first section, "Versed," plays with vice and versa, the perversity of human consciousness. They flirt with error and delusion, skating on a thin ice that inevitably cracks. The second section, "Dark Matter," alludes to more than the unseen substance thought to make up the majority of mass in the universe. The invisible and unknowable are confronted directly as the author's experience with cancer marks these poems with a new austerity, shot through with her signature wit and stark unsentimental thinking.--From publisher description.
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Originally published: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, c2009.

Versed -- Dark matter.

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 2010.

National Book Critics Circle award winner, 2009.

National Book Award finalist, 2009.

A collection of poetry organized in two sections. The first section, "Versed," plays with vice and versa, the perversity of human consciousness. They flirt with error and delusion, skating on a thin ice that inevitably cracks. The second section, "Dark Matter," alludes to more than the unseen substance thought to make up the majority of mass in the universe. The invisible and unknowable are confronted directly as the author's experience with cancer marks these poems with a new austerity, shot through with her signature wit and stark unsentimental thinking.--From publisher description.

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Library Journal Review

It's been too long coming, but Armantrout finally shone as she should this year, receiving a nomination for the National Book Award and winning the National Book Critics Circle Award for this volume. Only apparently spare, her poems are in fact deeply distilled, glancing off reality in startling ways. With this work, she's achieved perfection. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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RAE ARMANTROUT is a professor of writing and literature at the University of California, San Diego, and the author of ten books of poetry.

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