Versed

Versed

Rae Armantrout


Publish yr note: First released January thirtieth 2009
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Rae Armantrout has consistently equipped her collections of poetry as if they have been works in themselves. Versed brings of those sequences jointly, supplying readers an improved view of the arc of her writing.

The poems within the first part, Versed, play with vice and versa, the perversity of human recognition. They flirt with errors and fantasy, skating on a skinny ice that unavoidably cracks: "Metaphor varieties / a crust / underneath which / the crevasse of every experience." darkish subject, the second one part, alludes to greater than the unseen substance notion to make up nearly all of mass within the universe.

The invisible and unknowable are faced without delay as Armantrout's event with melanoma marks those poems with a brand new austerity, shot via along with her signature wit and stark unsentimental pondering. jointly, the poems of Versed half us from our assumptions approximately truth, revealing the gaps and fissures in our emotional and linguistic constructs, displaying us ourselves the place we're so much uncovered.

A reader's better half is out there at ersedreader.site.wesleyan.edu

Literary Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (2010)

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