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Versed author Rae Armantrout characters ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2010Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award 2009Rae Armantrout has always organized her collections of poetry as though they were works in themselves Versed brings two of these seuences togetherTh cancer marks these poems with a new austerity shot through with her signature wit and stark unsentimental thinking Together the poems of Versed part us from our assumptions about reality revealing the gaps and fissures in our emotional and linguistic constructs showing us ourselves where we are most exposed A reader's companion is available at http versedreadersitewesleyaned. Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry; also a finalist for the National Book AwardPoetry than any other class of writing is a matter of taste I found this volume largely unapproachable often far too disjointed and cryptic to yield emotional resonances or even intellectual connection making Yet Armantrout punches out her elliptical lines in jaunty energetic vocabulary which I found invigorating The bits of prose poetry fell flat lacking the compression and evocativeness that are the only ualities which can make that strangest of genres sing

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2010Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award 2009Rae Armantrout has always organized her collections of poetry as though they were works in themselves Versed brings two of these seuences together offering readers an expanded view of the arc of her writing The poems in the first section Versed play with vice and versa the perversit. Rae Armantrout Versed Wesleyan 2009I have no idea what's wrong with me these days I seem to have strayed far far from the path where poetry is concerned A couple of weeks ago I picked up W S Merwin's most recent Pulitzer Prizewinner and I found it to be short dull as dishwater and twice as murky Now I find myself having recently finished Rae Armantrout's Versed not only a Pulitzer winner but also a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and once again I find myself wondering what exactly these people are thinking There are a thousand great American poets out there working today and getting no recognition at all and the awards folks are recognizing thisNot to say the collection is all bad There are a few scattered poems mostly having to do with Armantrout's battle with cancer that are grounded fully fleshed and uite good The rest of the collection though makes me think back five or six years I'd submitted a bunch of hardcore imagist stuff to a particular magazine and got back a response saying they'd accepted all but one rejecting that one because it was “too personal” I had no idea what the guy meant since that particular batch I'd attempted to keep as much of the personal out of as possible just reporting on disconnected images but now I find myself wondering if that's not what's going on here; there are definitely threads of stuff connecting these poems but a it's not usually images and b I can't make heads or tails out of most of it Here's an entire segment from “Presto”“PrestoPairs of fliesre tiethe old knotmid airBlonde wigs andwizard caps”I want to go back”Invisible knotI want to be that”Okay two entire segments of three And I should mention that this poem stands out because it actually ends with a punctuation mark But seriously can you make heads or tails of that Obviously folks on the Pulitzer and NBCC boards could enough at least to laud it with prizes But it makes me wonder why so many poets who are demonstrably better keep getting passed over for the biggest awards; a uick trip through the Wikipedia article on 2009 books of poetry which covers maybe 1% of what was actually published show releases from Rita Dove Emily Wilson Clay Matthews Gabrielle Calvocoressi Jim Harrison and Frederick Seidel among others all of whom are fantastic the Wilson book is in the running for my best I read list this year This on the other hand is momentarily amusing at best ½

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Versed author Rae ArmantroY of human consciousness They flirt with error and delusion skating on a thin ice that inevitably cracks Metaphor forms a crust beneath which the crevasse of each experience Dark Matter the second section alludes to than the unseen substance thought to make up the majority of mass in the universe The invisible and unknowable are confronted directly as Armantrout's experience wi. wasn't really feeling this one fave poem the racketfave line As if you could escape by following the path you carved there to its prescribed end from inscription