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Author: Rachel Blau Duplessis

Rachel Blau DuPlessis is a poet, critic and collagist who has written extensively on gender, poetry, and poetics, along with other social locations in texts. As a SELECTED POEMS 1980-2020, this volume from CHAX Press is a career survey of stylistic and thematic scope. Her work in poetry is centered by the multi-volume long poem Drafts, 114 cantos (1986-2012), whose range and intensities move from the cosmological to the granular, from joy to historical trauma. Her newest critical book A Long Essay on the Long Poem (University of Alabama Press, 2023) schematizes the purposes and poetics of long modes. Beyond the two collage works from Drafts, DuPlessis has also published the book-length collage poems Graphic Novella (2015), Numbers (2018), and Life in Handkerchiefs (2022). The collections of Traces, with Days, her twenty-first century serial poem in book- sized episodes, examine contemporary historical materials and the personal quotidian within the fine mesh of poetic discourses. DAYS AND WORKS, LATE WORK, AROUND THE DAY IN 80 WORLDS, Poetic Realism, and Daykeeping, published from 2017 to 2023 are episodes in this current grouping. Her critical work is noted for a trilogy about gender and poetics, The Pink Guitar (1990, 2006), Blue Studios (2006), and Purple Passages (2012). She edited The Selected Letters of George Oppen and has commented variously on other poets in the Objectivist formation.

Around the day in 80 worlds
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Around the day in 80 worlds

BlazeVOX [books]

Poetry. "One of our greatest and most consummate poets, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, offers 80 poems in this collection, closely observing her Self and the planet she inhabits. She asks urgent existential questions 'what life actually is, with anything ca...

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Days and Works
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Days and Works

Ahsahta Press

Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Following the 26-year poetic odyssey of her long poem Drafts, Rachel Blau DuPlessis invites readers, with DAYS AND WORKS, to embark with her on not just one but a plurality of voyages. In 2014, drawing on a 1914 translat...

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Interstices
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Interstices

Subpress

Poetry. "For those of us who fell in love with the putative end of DuPlessis's lifework, Drafts—'Volta! Volta!'—it's a serious pleasure to discover that it has indeed taken a turn, the serial poem plumbing its manifold interstices for a way to 'unbe...

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Late Work
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Late Work

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Poetry. Women's Studies. LATE WORK by Rachel Blau DuPlessis joins the recently published DAYS AND WORKS (2017) and AROUND THE DAY IN 80 WORLDS (2018) as part of her new long poem, Traces, with Days, appearing in book-length episodes. A meditation on...

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Selected Poems 1980-2020
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Selected Poems 1980-2020

Chax Press

Selected Poems of groundbreaking visionary poet, a career's innovation. Rachel Blau DuPlessis is a poet, critic and collagist who has written extensively on gender, poetry, and poetics, along with other social locations in texts. As a SELECTED POEM...

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