Book of the Given

Book of the Given

by Rusty Morrison
     
 

Poetry. "The openness of this sequence is heartfelt and heartbreaking.... Morrison courts those regions of thinking and being that society instructs us to suppress or ignore; and she does so by declaring, 'Every object I am/is the rupturing it is built on.' At the same time, she writes, 'Pretend instead that words can make a humanness between us.' What started and

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Poetry. "The openness of this sequence is heartfelt and heartbreaking.... Morrison courts those regions of thinking and being that society instructs us to suppress or ignore; and she does so by declaring, 'Every object I am/is the rupturing it is built on.' At the same time, she writes, 'Pretend instead that words can make a humanness between us.' What started and moved this reader is the calm forceful music, its tonal shifts and use of different registers, with which Morrison proceeded, her willingness to 'plunge into the silence that most frightens us.'"—John Yau

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934819098
Publisher:
Noemi Press
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Pages:
69
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Rusty Morrison is the author of BEYOND THE CHAINLINK (Ahsahta Press, 2014), THE TRUE KEEPS CALM BIDING ITS STORY (2008), which won the 2007 Ahsahta Press Sawtooth Poetry Prize, the Academy of American Poet's James Laughlin Award, the Northern California Book Award, and the DiCastagnola Award from Poetry Society of America, as well as three other books. AFTER URGENCY (2012) won the Tupelo Press Dorset Prize; BOOK OF THE GIVEN (2011) is available from Noemi Press; and WHETHERING (Center for Literary Publishing, 2004) won the Colorado Prize for Poetry. She has received the Bogin, Hemley, Winner, and DiCastagnola Awards from PSA. Her poems and/or essays have appeared or will appear in A Pubic Space, American Poetry Review, Aufgabe, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, Lana Turner, Pleiades, Spoon River, The Volta's Evening Will Come, VOLT and elsewhere. Her poems have been anthologized in the Norton Postmodern American Poetry 2nd Edition, The Arcadia Project: Postmodern Pastoral, Beauty is a Verb, and The Sonnets: Translating and Rewriting Shakespeare and elsewhere. She has been co-publisher of Omnidawn since 2001.

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