Poetry. "In Upton's fifth book of poetry, she returns to tableaus in history, both mythical and actual. She pictures Emily Dickinson with blossoms in her hands, Dido standing before the burning pyre at Carthage; even lines from Shakespeare become fodder for a rich imagining of scene. The poems move between ancient settings and modern metaphorical language, high seriousness and humor"--Camille-Yvette Welsch.
Author City: Easton, PA USA
Lee Upton is the author of five previous books of poetry including UNDID IN THE LAND OF UNDONE, Civilian Histories, and Approximate Darling; the story collection The Tao of Humiliation; the essay collection SWALLOWING THE SEA: ON WRITING & AMBITION, BOREDOM, PURITY & SECRECY; the novella THE GUIDE TO THE FLYING ISLAND; and several books of critical prose, most recently Defensive Measures: The Poetry of Niedecker, Bishop, Glück, and Carson. She is a professor of English and the writer-in-residence at Lafayette College. BOTTLE THE BOTTLES THE BOTTLES THE BOTTLES is the winner of the 2014 Cleveland State University Poetry Center Open Book Competition, selected by Erin Belieu.
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