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My Private Property (Hardcover) (Mary Ruefle)

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"Ruefle is clearly one of the best American poets writing." Tony Hoagland, On the Seawall

Author of Madness, Rack, and Honey ("One of the wisest books I've read in years," according to theNew York Times) and Trances of the Blast, Mary Ruefle continues to be one of the most dazzling poets in America.My Private Property, comprised of short prose pieces, is a brilliant and charming display of her humor, deep imagination, mindfulness, and play.

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When I was young, a fortune-teller told me that an old woman who wanted to die had accidentally become lodged in my body. Slowly, over time, and taking great care in following esoteric instructions, including lavender baths and the ritual burial of keys in the backyard, I rid myself of her presence. Now I am an old woman who wants to die and lodged inside me is a young woman dying to live; I work on her.

Mary Ruefle is the author of Trances of the Blast; Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures, a finalist for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism; andSelected Poems, winner of the William Carlos Williams Award. She has published ten other books of poetry, a book of prose (The Most of It), and a comic book,Go Home and Go to Bed!; she is also an erasure artist whose treatments of nineteenth-century texts have been exhibited in museums and galleries as well as published in the bookA Little White Shadow. Ruefle is the recipient of numerous honors, including 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 and teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College.

Number of Pages: 105
Genre: Literary Collections, Poetry
Series Title: Wave Books
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Author: Mary Ruefle
Language: English
Street Date: October 4, 2016
TCIN: 51755057
UPC: 9781940696386
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-6079
$17.00
MSRPReg: $25.00 Save $8.00 (32% off)

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