by Karen Volkman


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Nomina by Karen Volkman

Karen Volkman’s first book, Crash’s Law, was a National Poetry Series selection, published by W.W. Norton in 1996. Her second book, Spar, received the Iowa Poetry Prize and the 2002 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and The Norton Introduction to Poetry.

From “Brown is the flat”:

Brown is the flat gestation of a maze,
grass-grown remembrance of a second look the field holds open like a nascent book in which the wind has written, Sudden strays,
sudden numbers beat—the roots of days branched intangibles a stupor took and slept and stroked and scattered in a shook haze of wakenings, refracting rays outleaping their seasons, daughters of a glance ago—ahead, a retrograde advance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934414071
Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Series: American Poets Continuum Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Karen Volkman's poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Norton Introduction to Poetry, and elsewhere. She has taught at NYU, the New School, the 92nd Street Y, University of Alabama, University of Pittsburgh, Columbia College Chicago, and University of Chicago. She currently teaches in the MFA writing program at University of Montana in Missoula.

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