With tender probing and tight, expressive language, "The Miniature Room" explores the grace and power of the miniscule as it exists within an infinite universe. This 2006 T. S. Eliot Prize-winning collection utilizes rich imagery and complex interlocking meanings as author Rebecca Dunham builds off the classical themes of art, history, nature, love, life, religion, and motherhood to provide a sensual and inquisitive body of work.
About the Author
Rebecca Dunham is assistant professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa. She won the 2006 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry for this collection. Her other awards a 2007 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Poetry, the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship, the 2005 Indiana Review Poetry Prize, and a 2005 Academy of American Poets Prize. Her work has also appeared in poetry magazines and journals. She received her PhD in creative writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia.