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.
Michael Klein @ Los Angeles Review of Booksauthor site"Ancestors" at PBS Newshour [text + audio]Jennifer H. Fortin @ ColdfrontJohn Gallaher @ Nothing to Say & Saying It Jeannine Hall Gailey @ The RumpusTony Hoagland @ Ron Slate's On the SeawallAnis Shivani @ The Huffington PostWinner of the 2011 William Carlos Williams Awardfrom the Poetry Society of AmericaPublishers WeeklyColie Hoffman @ TheThe PoetryMatthew Kilbane @ Sycamore ReviewKarin Gottshall @ Drunken BoatHilary Plum @ The Kenyon Review
Mary Ruefle is the author of several recent titles from Wave Books: MY PRIVATE PROPERTY (2016), TRANCES OF THE BLAST (2013), MADNESS, RACK, AND HONEY: COLLECTED LECTURES (2012), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, and SELECTED POEMS (2010), winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has published ten 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 published in A LITTLE WHITE SHADOW (Wave Books, 2006). Ruefle is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Robert Creeley Award, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a Whiting Award. She lives in Bennington, Vermont.Author City: BENNINGTON, VT USA