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, failures, and loss—and help us to better appreciate its redeeming strangeness.
Christina Davis @ Poetry MagazineB.K. Fischer @ Boston ReviewMichael Robbins 2013 poetry picks @ Chicago Tribune
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. Author City: BENNINGTON, VT USA