by Beth Bachmann


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Temper is at once violent and controlled, unflinching and unforgiving in temperament. The poems are mercilessly recursive, placing pressure on the lyric as a mode of both the elegiac and the ecstatic. The result is an enforced silence, urgent with grief.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822960409
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 08/28/2009
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Beth Bachmann teaches creative writing at Vanderbilt University. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Black Warrior Review, Kenyon Review, Southern Review, and Tin House, among others. Bachmann's work has been honored with a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission and has been anthologized in Alice Redux and Best New Poets 2005 and 2007.

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