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Author: Michael Ruby

Michael Handler Ruby is the author of five other full-length poetry collections: At an Intersection (Alef Books, 2002), WINDOW ON THE CITY (BlazeVOX [books], 2006), THE EDGE OF THE UNDERWORLD (BlazeVOX [books], 2010), COMPULSIVE WORDS (BlazeVOX [books], 2010) and AMERICAN SONGBOOK (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013); and a trilogy in prose and poetry, MEMORIES, DREAMS AND INNER VOICES (Station Hill Press, 2012), which includes two ebooks, Fleeting Memories (UDP, 2008) and Inner Voices Heard Before Sleep (Argotist Online, 2011). He is also the author of two other poetry ebooks, Titles & First Lines (Mudlark, 2018) and Close Your Eyes (Argotist, 2018), and four Dusie Kollektiv chapbooks, including The Star-Spangled Banner (2011). He is the co-editor of Bernadette Mayer's collected early books, EATING THE COLORS OF A LINEUP OF WORDS (Station Hill, 2015). A graduate of Harvard College and Brown University's writing program, he lives in Brooklyn and works as an editor of U.S. news and political articles at The Wall Street Journal.

American Songbook
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American Songbook

Ugly Duckling Presse

Poetry. AMERICAN SONGBOOK is a poetic response to the grand sweep of recorded vocal music in the 20th century. The poems are based on 75 recordings, with singers ranging from Bessie Smith to Tupac Shakur, and songs from a little-known Lomax prison r...

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Compulsive Words
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Compulsive Words

BlazeVOX [books]

Poetry. "Reading the poems in COMPULSIVE WORDS is like taking a hard drug."—Aaron Kiely"Michael Ruby's new book is experienced as a kind of sotto voce diction, an unrelenting mumbling in the back of the mind, which takes two very different forms: as...

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The Edge of the Underworld
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The Edge of the Underworld

BlazeVOX [books]

Poetry. "'Call it immersion': take Michael Ruby's sibilant heterographic tour of the underworld's underwords and rediscover in these homophonic burrows that sonic intersection is ear + imagination. At once 'tenebrous children' and a 'jangling ring o...

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Memories, Dreams, and Inner Voices
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Memories, Dreams, and Inner Voices

Station Hill Press

Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. In MEMORIES, DREAMS, AND INNER VOICES, the poet Michael Ruby records three strands of our elusive experiences: the involuntary memories of bygone times and places that day and night flash across our minds; the m...

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The Mouth Of The Bay
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The Mouth Of The Bay

BlazeVOX [books]

Poetry. In poems written on the rocky coast of Frenchman Bay in Maine, Michael Ruby begins with wisdom and ends with delight, reversing Frost's famous dictum about poetry. THE MOUTH OF THE BAY begins with the wisdom of the Eleatic philosophers on th...

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Window on the City
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Window on the City

BlazeVOX books

Poetry. "'Unreal City,' intones Mr. Eliot in his The Waste Land, bracketed by 'One must be so careful these days' and 'Under the brown fog of a winter dawn'. Ruby writes 'velocity,' athwart 'toodle to tabasco' and 'orange sunshine.' What's cold and ...

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