The Lover's Guide to Trapping

Overview

Wyatt Prunty’s eighth collection, The Lover’s Guide to Trapping, opens with a Homeric mole who tunnels the yard then disappears, a nervous alpha dog convinced she gets less food than her sister because she eats faster, and a house wren whose loud expectation is that she be let in. And there are others who populate the pages of this book, one stray cat, one ghost, but many who are human—soldiers, prisoners, wide-eyed children, matriarchs, Verdi in despair over having cast a plump Violetta who cannot play her role ...

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Overview

Wyatt Prunty’s eighth collection, The Lover’s Guide to Trapping, opens with a Homeric mole who tunnels the yard then disappears, a nervous alpha dog convinced she gets less food than her sister because she eats faster, and a house wren whose loud expectation is that she be let in. And there are others who populate the pages of this book, one stray cat, one ghost, but many who are human—soldiers, prisoners, wide-eyed children, matriarchs, Verdi in despair over having cast a plump Violetta who cannot play her role as a consumptive. All of those described here are vulnerable, some of them searingly so, and all are acutely aware of just how angular their worlds can be, whether accompanied by terror or hilarity.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Times Literary Supplement
A distinct and distinctive voice... best looked at not amongst his peers but in the light of an earlier generation of elegant formalists, from Anthony Hecht, Richard Wilbur, and James Merrill, to the less well-known Edgar Bowers and J. V. Cunningham.
Booklist
These poems have depth and richness of observation that repels easy emotion and compel—and reward—repeated reading.
New York Times Book Review
There are vast expanses of ordinary fabric, bejeweled by moments of existential clarity... Prunty holds everyday experience up to the light in such a way that it seems anything but. He has an exquisite hold on life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801892790
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 3/25/2009
  • Series: Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 623,147
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Wyatt Prunty is the author of eight collections of poetry, most recently Unarmed and Dangerous: New and Selected Poems, also published by Johns Hopkins. His critical studies include Fallen from the Symboled World and a forthcoming collection of essays focused on poetry since World War II. He is the founding director of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and holds the Carlton Chair in poetry at Sewanee: The University of the South. He has served as the general editor of the Sewanee Writers’ Series, edited Sewanee Writers on Writing, and directs the Tennessee Williams Fellowship program. He is the recipient of numerous grants and honors, the two most recent being fellowships from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim foundations.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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