Large White House Speaking, Mark Irwin

Large White House Speaking

Mark Irwin

Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose
PubDate: 3/12/2013
ISBN: 9781936970193
Price: $15.00
Quantity Available: 43
Pages: 68
SKU #: M14E

Poetry. "In this superb collection, Mark Irwin balances precision—each line has been carved into being with consummate care—against an enchanting and tonic strangeness, an adventurous commitment to the depths and reaches of metaphor. Few poets remain as faithful to the imagination where formal mastery always serves its vision. To read the poems here is to feel our lives 'luminous and ringing as the space grows larger.' Mark Irwin is a true original, and LARGE WHITE HOUSE SPEAKING is his best book."—Peter Campion

"LARGE WHITE HOUSE SPEAKING is a book of startling marvels and terrible losses explored in poetry so sharp and bright it is song. Mark Irwin faces the world and brings it to these pages in strange imagery, high wire lines, with the precision of a surgeon. He is one of our best poets, and this is his best book yet."——Laura Kasischke


Mark Irwin was born in Faribault, Minnesota, and has lived throughout the United States and abroad in France and Italy. His poetry and essays have appeared widely in many literary magazines including The American Poetry Review, The Atlantic, Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, Paris Review, Poetry, The Nation, New England Review, and the New Republic. He has taught at a number of universities and colleges including Case Western Reserve, the University of Iowa, Ohio University, the University of Denver, the University of Colorado/Boulder, the University of Nevada, and Colorado College. He is the the author of multiple collections of poetry, including Against theMeanwhile (Wesleyan University Press, 1989), Quick, Now, Always, (BOA, 1996), White City (BOA, 2000), Bright Hunger (BOA, 2004), TALL IF (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2008), LARGE WHITE HOUSE SPEAKING (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2013), and AMERICAN URN: SELECTED POEMS ( Ashland Poetry Press, 2015). He has also translated two volumes of poetry, one from the French and one from the Romanian. Recognition for his work includes The Nation/Discovery Award, four Pushcart Prizes, National Endowment for the Arts and Ohio Art Council Fellowships, two Colorado Council for the Arts Fellowships, two Colorado Book Awards, the James Wright Poetry Award, and fellowships from the Fulbright, Lilly, and Wurlitzer Foundations. He lives in Colorado, and Los Angeles, where he teaches in the Ph.D. in Literature & Creative Writing Program at the University of Southern California. Mark Irwin is also a member of the MFA Faculty in CreativeWriting at Ashland University 

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