Dunce (Paperback)

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Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Awards and the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award.

Through her many projects across numerous genres, Mary Ruefle has proven herself a singular artist, drawing many fans from around the world to her unique vision. With Dunce she returns to the practice that has always been at her core: the making of poems. With her startlingly fresh sensibility, she enraptures us in poem after poem by the intensity of her attention, with the imaginative flourishes of her being-in-the-world, which is always deep with mysteries, unexpected appearances, and abiding yearning.

About the Author

Mary Ruefle is the author of many books, including Dunce(Wave Books, forthcoming), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry; My Private Property (Wave Books, 2016); Trances of the Blast (Wave Books, 2013); Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures (Wave Books, 2012), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism; and Selected Poems (Wave Books, 2010), which was the winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Robert Creeley Award, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a Whiting Award. She lives in Bennington, Vermont.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781940696997
ISBN-10: 1940696992
Publisher: Wave Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Pages: 120
Language: English


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