Prose Poetry. In REPRESENTATION, language meets deity as seamlessly as pens blossom into one-winged angels and a wave in a physics lab carries out Christ's commandment to perfection. What seems simple is never arbitrary, and line by line the reader discovers they have been led into surprising but welcome territory. "The music of the mind is brought into congruence with the music of the page, of the arbitrary but beautiful and delicate words themselves--and the sense is left to fend for itself"--Bin Ramke. Liz Waldner is the author of HOMING DEVICES and A POINT IS THAT WHICH HAS NO PART, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize and the Academy of American Poets Laughlin Prize for 2000. Her most recent book of poems is SELF AND SIMULACRA.
Liz Waldner grew up in rural Mississippi and earned a BA in mathematics and philosophy at St. John's College and an MFA at the Iowa Writer's Workshop. Her first book of poetry, HOMING DEVICES (O Books, 1998), came after an 18-year silence; since then, Waldner has published prolifically. Her recent books include A Point Is That Which Has No Part (2000), which won both the Iowa Poetry Prize and the James Laughlin Award, Self and Simulacra (2001), Dark Would (the missing person) (2002), TRUST (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2009), Play (Lightful Press, 2009), HER FAITHFULNESS (Miami University Press, 2016), and LITTLE HOUSE, BIG HOUSE (Noemi Press, 2016). Author City: LAS CRUCES, NM USA