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The Finger Bone

The Finger Bone

by Kevin Prufer

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A reissuing of The Finger Bone, poems by Kevin Prufer


A reissuing of The Finger Bone, poems by Kevin Prufer

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“This book is a significant achievement.”—Quarterly West

“Radiant with the glow of the inner world of the imagination.”—The Notre Dame Review

“The Finger Bone is a must-read.”—The Missouri Review

“A new voice in our poetry, a voice that is quietly and darkly American, funny, gothic, surreal, full of clear detail, impossible to ignore.”—Ilya Kaminsky, National Poetry Review

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Carnegie-Mellon University Press
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Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry
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5.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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Reginald Shepherd
"Kevin Prufer's poems alchemically translate the mundanities of suburban life into mysteries; they perform a kind of transubstantiation in which the inner life becomes the outer world. Computers and hallucinations co-exist, and yards and parking lots become a paysage moralis, a psychological landscape of risk and loss and possibility. He hears the beating hearts of cars and the wail of a newborn city, the sighs of school desks and the flute music of a hollow bone. Prufer is a conjurer of the quotidian, summoning up phantasms of the everyday. Those ghosts turn out to be our own."
Susan Ludvigson
"Kevin Prufer's new poems spin us into bizarre, occasionally uncomfortable recognitions. They do it through language so imaginatively brilliant that even the ominous and the sad are imbued with pleasure. I have not encountered such an exciting book in years."

Meet the Author

KEVIN PRUFER was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1969. He is the author of Strange Wood and editor of The New Young American Poets and Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing. His poems appear in TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, Boulevard, The Southern Review, and other journals.

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