Poetry. Winner of the 2011 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. Now in paperback: a career-defining retrospective by a much-beloved contemporary master. Mary Ruefle's SELECTED POEMS gathers together the finest work from her distinguished and inimitable poetic career, showcasing the arc of her development as one of the most brilliant, expert and hilarious practitioners of the art. Anyone who wishes for poetry to be both richly challenging and thoroughly entertaining, need look no further than this capacious retrospective.
Author City: BENNINGTON, VT USA
Mary Ruefle is the author of TRANCES OF THE BLAST (2013, 2014), MADNESS, RACK, AND HONEY: COLLECTED LECTURES, a finalist for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism (Wave Books, 2012), and SELECTED POEMS (Wave Books, 2010), winner of the William Carlos Williams Award. She has published ten other books of poetry, a book of prose (The Most of It, Wave Books, 2008), and a comic book, Go Home and Go to Bed! (Pilot Books/Orange Table Comics, 2007); she is also an erasure artist, whose treatments of nineteenth-century texts have been exhibited in museums and galleries and include the publication of A LITTLE WHITE SHADOW (Wave Books, 2006). Ruefle is the recipient of numerous honors, including an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Whiting Award. She lives in Bennington, Vermont, and teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College.
Reviews and Other Links
Michael Klein @ Los Angeles Review of Books
"Ancestors" at PBS Newshour [text + audio]
Jennifer H. Fortin @ Coldfront
John Gallaher @ Nothing to Say & Saying It
Jeannine Hall Gailey @ The Rumpus
Tony Hoagland @ Ron Slate's On the Seawall
Anis Shivani @ The Huffington Post
Winner of the 2011 William Carlos Williams Awardfrom the Poetry Society of America
Colie Hoffman @ TheThe Poetry
Matthew Kilbane @ Sycamore Review
Karin Gottshall @ Drunken Boat
Hilary Plum @ The Kenyon Review