Cultural Writing. Literary Criticism. Essays. These wide-ranging talks, essays, and interviews-beginning with "Why Don't Women Do Language-Oriented Writing?" and including "Feminist Poetics and the Meaning of Clarity," "Poetic Silence," and "Cosmology and Me"--are essential documents for understanding not only Rae Armantrout's poetry and poetics but her contribution to the development of language poetry in particular and contemporary poetry in general. Like her poetry, Armantrout's prose is marked by concision, a refreshing absence of jargon, and a quizzical mind that never rests easy. COLLECTED PROSE also features True, Armantrout's illuminating autobiography, which details her early years in San Diego and Berkeley.
author page @ Electronic Poetry Center[text + audio]: interview by Christopher Lydon @ Radio Open Sourceinterview by rob mclennanauthor page @ PennSound
Rae Armantrout is professor emerita of writing at the University of San Diego and the author of multiple books of poetry. Her 2009 collection Versed won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.Author City: San Diego, CA USA