Mary Ruefle

Longlist, 2019 National Book Awards

Mary Ruefle is the author of many books, including Dunce; My Private Property; Trances of the Blast; Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism; and Selected Poems, winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America.
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Dunce

ISBN 9781940696850 Wave Books

In Dunce, Mary Ruefle returns to the poetic practice that has always been at her core. 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, always deep with mysteries, unexpected appearances, and abiding yearning. More about this book >

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Mary Ruefle

Mary Ruefle is the author of many books, including DunceMy Private PropertyTrances of the Blast; Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures; a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism and Selected Poems, winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has also published a comic book, Go Home and Go to Bed!, and is an erasure artist, whose treatments of nineteenth century texts have been exhibited in museums and galleries and published in A Little White Shadow. Ruefle 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.

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