Poetry. Endearingly strange, unsentimental, and uniquely structured, in true Rilkean fashion THE BOOK OF HOURS questions the meaning and significance of everything from the flaws of human interaction to perfect posture. Unrelenting honesty and exacting description are coupled with the trials of a dying mother, saint shadows, birds, and "shit drying to chalk."
Poet and essayist Marianne Boruch grew up in Chicago and received a BS from the University of Illinois and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts. She is the author of several collections of poetry, including CADAVER, SPEAK (Copper Canyon Press, 2014), and THE BOOK OF HOURS (Copper Canyon Press, 2011), which was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Her honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, two Pushcart Prizes, and the Terrence Des Pres Prize for Poetry. Boruch has taught at Purdue University since the inception of their MFA program, and she also teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Warren Wilson College.Author City: WEST LAFAYETTE, IN USA