The Book of Men

The Book of Men

by Dorianne Laux


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“Dorianne Laux dares to parse her life through the prism of men who’ve passed through it.” —New York Times

Dorianne Laux’s fifth collection of poetry peels back time to the summer of love and the Vietnam War. Her keen hindsight uncovers the humanity at the center of conflict with language that goes straight to the heart. This work stands as an elegy for the loss of innocence, an homage to the glimmer underneath the urban grunge, and a love song to the imperfections that unite and divide us. Laux possesses what Tony Hoagland calls “the brave art of looking,” with an immediate and compassionate touch.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393342659
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/06/2012
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 648,709
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Dorianne Laux teaches poetry in the Program in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University and is a founding faculty member of Pacific University’s Low Residency MFA Program. A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and a recipient of the Oregon Book Award and the Paterson Prize, she lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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