Satellite

Overview

In this follow-up collection to the National Poetry Series winner A Hummock in the Malookas, Rohrer’s poems play against convention, finding dark, surreal underpinnings in the seemingly innocent objects and experiences of everyday life. Direct, humorous and disquieting, Satellite further develops the unique sensibility of an important young poet.

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Overview

In this follow-up collection to the National Poetry Series winner A Hummock in the Malookas, Rohrer’s poems play against convention, finding dark, surreal underpinnings in the seemingly innocent objects and experiences of everyday life. Direct, humorous and disquieting, Satellite further develops the unique sensibility of an important young poet.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970367235
  • Publisher: Wave Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Edition description: FIRST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 86
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Matthew Rohrer was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and grew up in Oklahoma. He attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop, University College Dublin, and the University of Michigan, where he won the Avery Hopwood Award for poetry. His first book, A Hummock in the Malookas, was a winner of the National Poetry Series and chosen as a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1995. Mary Oliver called his work "beautiful and disquieting," and Harvard Review notes that his poems are "everywhere marked by freshness and originality." He has appeared on NPR's All Things Considered - The Book Show, and is a poetry editor of Fence.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2008

    Exquisite Poetry

    Matthew Rohrer is one of the most important young voices in contemporary American poetry, and Satellite, in my opinion, is his most complete and satisfying work. His best poems stage a transmutation of everyday experience and thought into mysterious, melancholy, but ultimately, I think, joyous ways of seeing the world. His flights of imagination are never sentimental - instead, they are scrupulous and rigorous, and always shadowed by the darker landscapes from which they first arose.

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