By Rae Armantrout
Publish yr note: First released January thirtieth 2009
Rae Armantrout has consistently prepared her collections of poetry as if they have been works in themselves. Versed brings of those sequences jointly, supplying readers an extended 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 mistakes and fantasy, skating on a skinny ice that necessarily cracks: "Metaphor types / a crust / underneath which / the crevasse of every experience." darkish topic, the second one part, alludes to greater than the unseen substance inspiration to make up nearly all of mass within the universe.
The invisible and unknowable are faced without delay as Armantrout's adventure with melanoma marks those poems with a brand new austerity, shot via together 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 such a lot uncovered.
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Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (2010)