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Author: Mary Ruefle

Mary Ruefle is the author of many books, including DUNCE (Wave Books, 2019), MY PRIVATE PROPERTY (Wave Books, 2016), TRANCES OF THE BLAST (Wave Books, 2013), MADNESS, RACK, AND HONEY: COLLECTED LECTURES (Wave Books, 2012), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, and Selected Poems (Wave Books, 2010), winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has also published a comic book, Go Home and Go to Bed! (Pilot Books/Orange Table Comics, 2007), and is 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.

A Little White Shadow
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A Little White Shadow

Wave Books

Poetry. Selectively painting over much of a forgotten nineteenth-century book, Ruefle's ninth publication brings new meaning to an old story. What remains visible is delicate poetry: artfully rendered, haunted by its former self, yet completely new....

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Dunce
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Dunce

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Poetry. In DUNCE Mary Ruefle returns to the poetic practice that has always been at her core. With her startlingly fresh sensibility, she enraptures us in poem after poem by the intensity of her attention, with the imaginative flourishes of her bein...

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Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures
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Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures

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Literary Nonfiction. Poetry History & Criticism. Over the course of 15 years, award-winning poet Mary Ruefle delivered a lecture every six months to a group of poetry graduate students. Collected here for the first time, these lectures articulate th...

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The Most of It
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The Most of It

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Fiction. Delectable fables with questionable morals—sweet and sharp and over too soon. Thirty stories that deliver the soft touch and the sucker punch with stunning aplomb. Ducks, physicists, detectives, and the New York Times all make appearances.

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My Private Property
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My Private Property

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Poetry. Author of MADNESS, RACK, AND HONEY ("One of the wisest books I've read in years," The New York Times) and TRANCES OF THE BLAST, Mary Ruefle continues to be one of the most dazzling poets in America. MY PRIVATE PROPERTY, comprised of short pr...

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My Private Property
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My Private Property

Wave Books

Poetry. Author of MADNESS, RACK, AND HONEY ("One of the wisest books I've read in years," The New York Times) and TRANCES OF THE BLAST, Mary Ruefle continues to be one of the most dazzling poets in America. MY PRIVATE PROPERTY, comprised of short pr...

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Selected Poems
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Selected Poems

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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 ...

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Trances of the Blast
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Trances of the Blast

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Poetry. TRANCES OF THE BLAST is a major new collection from beloved and award-winning poet Mary Ruefle. Full of the peculiarity and wit characteristic of Ruefle's work, the poems deliver her imaginative take on the world's rifts—its paradoxes, failu...

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Trances of the Blast
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Trances of the Blast

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Poetry. TRANCES OF THE BLAST is a major new collection from recent National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Mary Ruefle. Full of Ruefle's particular wisdom and wit, the poems deliver her imaginative take on the world's rifts—its paradoxes, failur...

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