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Literature event in Garrison, NY by Heller Levinson and Desmond-Fish Public Library on Saturday, January 23 2021 All Contents. More by this contributor.  US$41.95, US$15.44 a poem. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Armantrout’s poetry is also seamless, even with the diversity of the stanzaic “rooms” she creates. Two Poems 6 February 2020. She suggests our lives are parenthetical equations, with a closing that we don’t select, or often even see coming. Combined with the supplanting of personal contact with electronics and the flawed impersonality of said machinery, this is but one instance of Armantrout the poet as seer as well as social commentator. She is the author of Partly: New and Selected Poems, 2001–2015 (Wesleyan University Press, 2016); Itself (Wesleyan University Press, 2015). Armantrout’s poetics often occupy this sliver of space between finitude and limitlessness. The Master’s Master. On the page, they can appear, at first at least, a little etiolated and undernourished.  US$16.95, US$28.11 I’m going to buy it today! National Book Award Finalist 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry Versed by Rae Armantrout made me feel pretty ignorant (more than usual anyway!). Ingrid D. Rowland. In the title poem, the speaker—possibly a stand-in for the poet—offers her intent for this collection, perhaps for her lifetime of poetics, and what is still to come: The ironic wink is that Rae Armantrout is responsible for this dance, this spell-making, this deft and graceful maneuvering through the possibilities and power of words, and of the human experience. Armantrout teaches at UC San Diego. Or does it imprison us in ways far beyond the boundaries of our marine protagonist? Rae Armantrout Rae Armantrout’s latest collection of poems is Conjure. Rae Armantrout (born April 13, 1947) is an American poet (generally associated with the Language poets) and academic. Armantrout was born in Vallejo, California but grew up in San Diego. Bill McKibben. Masks are what we show to the public, what we hide from others (and ourselves), and, now, how we protect ourselves and, in some cases, resist. RAE ARMANTROUT is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of fifteen books of poetry. This is one of the ways she uses form as accumulation, as well as subtle, yet radical subversion. Joseph O’Neill. Armantrout was born in Vallejo, California but grew up in San Diego. Noon. She has published ten books of poetry and has also been featured in a number of major anthologies. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Rae Armantrout books online. Her most recent book of poetry, Versed , was nominated for the National Book Award and honored with the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. What Were Dinosaurs For? She lives in Everett, Washington. In “Clip Art,” she writes: Armantrout proceeds to not close parentheses in several lines throughout the collection. A fascinated witness of how we interact, Armantrout’s poems are layered and gorgeously surprising. All Contents. Rae Armantrout is an American poet, Professor Emerita of Writing, 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Versed, Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry (2008), and recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Rae Armantrout’s most recent books are Wobble, a finalist for the National Book Award, and Partly: New and Selected Poems. 130 Degrees. Two Poems 8 October 2020. Written before the pandemic and the ensuing financial crisis (and, at this writing, hurricanes, massive fires, power outages, and more), she says: “There are masks / in offices. An only child, she was raised among military communities on naval bases, predominantly in San Diego. RAE ARMANTROUT is the Pulitzer Prize–;winning author of fourteen books of poetry. Rae Armantrout has always taken pleasure in uncertainties and conundrums, the tricky nuances of language and feeling. Her oeuvre — now comprising ten books since 1978’s Extremities — is made up primarily of short poems, in short lines, fractured and separated out into short sections by either numbers or asterisks. She is a daughter of John William and Hazel Maud (Hackett) Armantrout. Stepping Out.  US$16.79, Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.  US$32.60, US$11.02 More by Rae ... London Review of Books 28 Little Russell Street London, WC1A 2HN letters@lrb.co.uk Please include name, address and a … Please enter manually:","bd_js_keep_typing_to_refine_search_results":"Keep typing to refine the search results","bd_js_top_categories":"Top Categories","bd_price_save":"Save {0}","bd_js_name_only_letters":"Sorry, full name can only contain letters","bd_js_show_more":"show more","bd_js_enter_valid_email_address":"Please enter a valid email address","bd_js_enter_address_manually":"Enter address manually","bd_js_more_categories":"More Categories","bd_js_continue_shopping":"Continue Shopping","bd_js_account_and_help":"Account & Help","bd_js_basket_checkout":"Basket / Checkout","bd_add_to_basket":"Add to basket","bd_js_enter_first_last_name":"Please enter a first and last name","bd_js_please_enter_your":"Please enter your"}. Rae Armantrout (born 13 April 1947) is an American poet generally associated with the Language poets. August 20, 2020 issue Vona Groarke. She has published ten books with Wesleyan University Press, including Wobble, Entanglements, Partly, and Versed. The Disease of Nature. A Horse’s Remorse. The thought of a smaller bit… She has published nine books with Wesleyan University Press, including Entanglements, Partly, and Versed. The Book Depository Ltd.UK. August 20, 2020. Rae Armantrout has always taken pleasure in uncertainties and conundrums, the tricky nuances of language and feeling. Through her specificity, we consider how often language is brandished thoughtlessly, and how dangerous such generalities can be. Does that secondary hunger, the need for approbation, make human beings superior? Rae Armantrout Sometimes Rae Armantrout does hit a stroke of genius, but often times I feel as though she gets a bit too caught up in her own wordplay. Rae Armantrout's newest book of poems, Conjure, will be published in September. Conjure Rae Armantrout Wesleyan University Press | September 8, 2020 “I’m a chimera / factory”—the last lines of the poem “Can You See”—is an apt description of Conjure, a new book of poems by multiple award-winning poet Rae Armantrout.The collection is a superbly crafted shapeshifter, a distinctive discourse that dislocates traditional linguistic patterns and conventional wisdom. A new book, Itself, will appear from Wesleyan next year. Born in Vallejo, California, Armantrout earned her BA at the University of California, Berkeley—where she studied with Denise Levertov—and she earned her MA at San Francisco State … (August 2020) This Issue. Verlyn Klinkenborg. Rae Armantrout’s latest collection of poems is Conjure. Rae Armantrout. Known for the specificity of her language, her work is about possibilities: the permutations of objects and verbs and ideas that are less like pieces of a puzzle than collages of such systems to allow us to understand our world and ourselves. The word “conjure” typically suggests a summoning, an incantation, though the Latin roots are more related to a “swearing together,” an oath, which suggests a sacred commitment: of the writer to the reader, of the individual to her craft. --Stephen Burt, London Review of Books "Armantrout "Remind[s] us that we see only what we have learned to see, what our lives and our societies will let us see, that there is no unmediated nature It would be absurd to depict Armantrout without depicting her pessimism, even cynicism, but it would be seriously misleading to say that she gives up on expression, or novelty, or sympathy, or even lyric." RAE ARMANTROUT is the author of twelve books of poetry.Her collection, Versed (Wesleyan), won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Critics Circle Award.Her work has appeared in many anthologies and journals. Adam Thirlwell. Rae Armantrout. a poem. Rae Armantrout has always taken pleasure in uncertainties and conundrums, the tricky nuances of language and feeling. Rae Armantrout’s poetry is powerful in part because it appears vulnerable. {"bd_js_shop":"Shop","bd_js_too_long_for_shipping_label":"Sorry, that's too long for our shipping labels","bd_js_too_long":"Sorry, that's too long","bd_js_could_not_find_address_try_again":"Sorry, we couldn't find the address. Rae Armantrout. “Eat like you care! Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Rae Armantrout's book Just Saying was published this year by Wesleyan. Two Poems Her collection Versed won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Title Rae Armantrout: 2010 National Book Festival Summary Poet Rae Armantrout reads at the 2010 National Book Festival. // Machines run the banks / and the power company.” Armantrout offers an unexpected and startling layer of recognition. Likewise, in Conjure, consciousness, along with a contemplation of our motivations and expectations, is an enduring theme. US$39.16 But the stones are so hard & their edges so chiseled that the instant you begin … Armantrout has always been this kind of thoughtful poet, one who delights in contemplations and collocations, as well as the systems—biological, scientific, economic, and of course, linguistic—that direct our lives, as seen in the poem “Philosophical Investigations”: Here, Armantrout presents the conundrum of life: our choices constrain outcomes; but the alternative, to select nothing, to remain in potentiality, isn’t viable for a living organism, and is the antithesis of evolution and forward motion. "Trying to read a book by Rae Armantrout in a single sitting is like trying to drink a bowl of diamonds. Self-consciousness is a form of looking outward, of judging the self in an environment, whereas consciousness of the self is an inward process; Armantrout questions whether being self-conscious is a good thing or a source of deep dissatisfaction: Here, the reader questions whether the fish feels self-satisfaction in its abilities, which demonstrate its consciousness, or if feeding itself, i.e. Armantrout is fascinated by the “eye” and “I”—the gaze as well as the subjective experience. Conjure, however,  isn’t a somber collection: beyond scientific inquiries, philosophical investigations, and broader cultural commentary, there’s an elemental playfulness—both a counterbalance to our disordered world, as well as an expression of the poet’s own sense of humor—amidst the incisive text, here sharpened by the exclamation points that skewer superficial societal edicts: “Dress like you care!” she writes. The collection is a superbly crafted shapeshifter, a distinctive discourse that dislocates traditional linguistic patterns and conventional wisdom. Armantrout’s poems masterfully reflect the time in which they were written—true also in her collection Money Shot (2011), which explored “disaster capitalism,” and is as resonant today as it was then—and as a result, never expire, existing in continual conversation with each other and with us. 1 Life 2 Writing 3 Recognition 4 Publications 4.1 Poetry 4.2 Prose 5 See also 6 References 6.1 Notes 7 External links Armantrout was born in Vallejo, California. The seeming effortlessness of the final product belies the expertise and assuredness behind the curtain; much like the sensitivity a master chef employs, balancing a rare spice in a dish just so. With that said Rae Armantrout is an excellent poet, and even though this may not be her best book she does have some great collections of poetry out there. In the poem “Care,” for example, Armantrout explores the act of being self-conscious—a concept different from being conscious of the self. Rae Armantrout, one of the founding members of the West Coast group of Language poets, stands apart from other Language poets in her lyrical voice and her commitment to the interior and the domestic. Fundamentals Why is it that for it to be in- finitely large is terrific, but to be infinitely small is just unthinkable? Two Poems 4 July 2019. Her father served in the Navy and according to Armantrout, her mother was a great storyteller. A native of California, she has taught writing at the University of California, San Diego as Professor of Poetry and Poetics for several decades. Clair Wills. As in all of her poems, Armantrout leaves such questions open to interpretation. Conjure offers a magic of its own, with sometimes sly and always unforgettable juxtapositions of the minute and the exceptional, elevated by the intellect, flair, and confidence of a poet at the top of her game. Rae Armantrout Compact and as densely patterned as silicon chips, Armantrout’s brief stanzas are skeptical about almost every source of human confidence, trust, hope, joy, strength or belief. Rae Armantrout's newest book of poems, Conjure, will be published in September. One of the country’s most esteemed and honored poets, Rae Armantrout, as part of spending time here teaching in the University of Washington, Bothell creative writing and poetics program, gives this reading here tonight. Wesleyan University Press | September 8, 2020. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. “I’m a chimera / factory”—the last lines of the poem “Can You See”—is an apt description of Conjure, a new book of poems by multiple award-winning poet Rae Armantrout. 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Product details She has published ten books of poetry and has also been featured in a number of major anthologies. Background Mary Rae Armantrou was born on April 13, 1947 in Vallejo, California, United States. No More Nice Dems. At its core, Conjure is a collection of ever-deepening excavations of ourselves and our world, all founded on linguistic delight and precision, as well as an enduring sense of wonder. Review: Out of My League by George Plimpton, Three Chapbook Reviews from the New-Generation African Poets (NNE) Box Set. / Care like you care!” Later, she comments on how technology can interject into our lives so absurdly, worthy of an Ionesco moment: “My screen claims / I have ‘new memories.’”. © 2021  Rae Armantrout (born 13 April 1947) is an American poet generally associated with the Language poets. London Review of Books, 28 Little Russell Street London, ... letters@lrb.co.uk Please include name, address, and a telephone number. What's inside is all so shiny & clear & even tiny that it appears perfectly do-able. Elizabeth Vreeland. Read Next. Armantrout, a native Californian, was educated at the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco State University and she currently teaches at the University of California at San Diego. “Rae Armantrout is the most philosophical sort of poet, continually seeking in her collections to summon and surmise the contemporary character of subjective experience and, further, to test the limits of knowledge. More by this contributor. Rae Armantrout, a longtime UC San Diego literature professor, was named Thursday among 10 finalists for the 2018 National Book Award in poetry. Conjure Please try again","bd_saving_percent_off":"{0}%
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Literature event in Garrison, NY by Heller Levinson and Desmond-Fish Public Library on Saturday, January 23 2021 All Contents. More by this contributor.  US$41.95, US$15.44 a poem. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Armantrout’s poetry is also seamless, even with the diversity of the stanzaic “rooms” she creates. Two Poems 6 February 2020. She suggests our lives are parenthetical equations, with a closing that we don’t select, or often even see coming. Combined with the supplanting of personal contact with electronics and the flawed impersonality of said machinery, this is but one instance of Armantrout the poet as seer as well as social commentator. She is the author of Partly: New and Selected Poems, 2001–2015 (Wesleyan University Press, 2016); Itself (Wesleyan University Press, 2015). Armantrout’s poetics often occupy this sliver of space between finitude and limitlessness. The Master’s Master. On the page, they can appear, at first at least, a little etiolated and undernourished.  US$16.95, US$28.11 I’m going to buy it today! National Book Award Finalist 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry Versed by Rae Armantrout made me feel pretty ignorant (more than usual anyway!). Ingrid D. Rowland. In the title poem, the speaker—possibly a stand-in for the poet—offers her intent for this collection, perhaps for her lifetime of poetics, and what is still to come: The ironic wink is that Rae Armantrout is responsible for this dance, this spell-making, this deft and graceful maneuvering through the possibilities and power of words, and of the human experience. Armantrout teaches at UC San Diego. Or does it imprison us in ways far beyond the boundaries of our marine protagonist? Rae Armantrout Rae Armantrout’s latest collection of poems is Conjure. Rae Armantrout (born April 13, 1947) is an American poet (generally associated with the Language poets) and academic. Armantrout was born in Vallejo, California but grew up in San Diego. Bill McKibben. Masks are what we show to the public, what we hide from others (and ourselves), and, now, how we protect ourselves and, in some cases, resist. RAE ARMANTROUT is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of fifteen books of poetry. This is one of the ways she uses form as accumulation, as well as subtle, yet radical subversion. Joseph O’Neill. Armantrout was born in Vallejo, California but grew up in San Diego. Noon. She has published ten books of poetry and has also been featured in a number of major anthologies. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Rae Armantrout books online. Her most recent book of poetry, Versed , was nominated for the National Book Award and honored with the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. What Were Dinosaurs For? She lives in Everett, Washington. In “Clip Art,” she writes: Armantrout proceeds to not close parentheses in several lines throughout the collection. A fascinated witness of how we interact, Armantrout’s poems are layered and gorgeously surprising. All Contents. Rae Armantrout is an American poet, Professor Emerita of Writing, 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Versed, Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry (2008), and recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Rae Armantrout’s most recent books are Wobble, a finalist for the National Book Award, and Partly: New and Selected Poems. 130 Degrees. Two Poems 8 October 2020. Written before the pandemic and the ensuing financial crisis (and, at this writing, hurricanes, massive fires, power outages, and more), she says: “There are masks / in offices. An only child, she was raised among military communities on naval bases, predominantly in San Diego. RAE ARMANTROUT is the Pulitzer Prize–;winning author of fourteen books of poetry. Rae Armantrout has always taken pleasure in uncertainties and conundrums, the tricky nuances of language and feeling. Her oeuvre — now comprising ten books since 1978’s Extremities — is made up primarily of short poems, in short lines, fractured and separated out into short sections by either numbers or asterisks. She is a daughter of John William and Hazel Maud (Hackett) Armantrout. Stepping Out.  US$16.79, Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.  US$32.60, US$11.02 More by Rae ... 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She has published ten books with Wesleyan University Press, including Wobble, Entanglements, Partly, and Versed. The Disease of Nature. A Horse’s Remorse. The thought of a smaller bit… She has published nine books with Wesleyan University Press, including Entanglements, Partly, and Versed. The Book Depository Ltd.UK. August 20, 2020. Rae Armantrout has always taken pleasure in uncertainties and conundrums, the tricky nuances of language and feeling. Through her specificity, we consider how often language is brandished thoughtlessly, and how dangerous such generalities can be. Does that secondary hunger, the need for approbation, make human beings superior? Rae Armantrout Sometimes Rae Armantrout does hit a stroke of genius, but often times I feel as though she gets a bit too caught up in her own wordplay. Rae Armantrout's newest book of poems, Conjure, will be published in September. Conjure Rae Armantrout Wesleyan University Press | September 8, 2020 “I’m a chimera / factory”—the last lines of the poem “Can You See”—is an apt description of Conjure, a new book of poems by multiple award-winning poet Rae Armantrout.The collection is a superbly crafted shapeshifter, a distinctive discourse that dislocates traditional linguistic patterns and conventional wisdom. A new book, Itself, will appear from Wesleyan next year. Born in Vallejo, California, Armantrout earned her BA at the University of California, Berkeley—where she studied with Denise Levertov—and she earned her MA at San Francisco State … (August 2020) This Issue. Verlyn Klinkenborg. Rae Armantrout’s latest collection of poems is Conjure. Rae Armantrout. Known for the specificity of her language, her work is about possibilities: the permutations of objects and verbs and ideas that are less like pieces of a puzzle than collages of such systems to allow us to understand our world and ourselves. The word “conjure” typically suggests a summoning, an incantation, though the Latin roots are more related to a “swearing together,” an oath, which suggests a sacred commitment: of the writer to the reader, of the individual to her craft. --Stephen Burt, London Review of Books "Armantrout "Remind[s] us that we see only what we have learned to see, what our lives and our societies will let us see, that there is no unmediated nature It would be absurd to depict Armantrout without depicting her pessimism, even cynicism, but it would be seriously misleading to say that she gives up on expression, or novelty, or sympathy, or even lyric." RAE ARMANTROUT is the author of twelve books of poetry.Her collection, Versed (Wesleyan), won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Critics Circle Award.Her work has appeared in many anthologies and journals. Adam Thirlwell. Rae Armantrout. a poem. Rae Armantrout has always taken pleasure in uncertainties and conundrums, the tricky nuances of language and feeling. Rae Armantrout’s poetry is powerful in part because it appears vulnerable. {"bd_js_shop":"Shop","bd_js_too_long_for_shipping_label":"Sorry, that's too long for our shipping labels","bd_js_too_long":"Sorry, that's too long","bd_js_could_not_find_address_try_again":"Sorry, we couldn't find the address. Rae Armantrout. “Eat like you care! Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Rae Armantrout's book Just Saying was published this year by Wesleyan. Two Poems Her collection Versed won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Title Rae Armantrout: 2010 National Book Festival Summary Poet Rae Armantrout reads at the 2010 National Book Festival. // Machines run the banks / and the power company.” Armantrout offers an unexpected and startling layer of recognition. Likewise, in Conjure, consciousness, along with a contemplation of our motivations and expectations, is an enduring theme. US$39.16 But the stones are so hard & their edges so chiseled that the instant you begin … Armantrout has always been this kind of thoughtful poet, one who delights in contemplations and collocations, as well as the systems—biological, scientific, economic, and of course, linguistic—that direct our lives, as seen in the poem “Philosophical Investigations”: Here, Armantrout presents the conundrum of life: our choices constrain outcomes; but the alternative, to select nothing, to remain in potentiality, isn’t viable for a living organism, and is the antithesis of evolution and forward motion. "Trying to read a book by Rae Armantrout in a single sitting is like trying to drink a bowl of diamonds. Self-consciousness is a form of looking outward, of judging the self in an environment, whereas consciousness of the self is an inward process; Armantrout questions whether being self-conscious is a good thing or a source of deep dissatisfaction: Here, the reader questions whether the fish feels self-satisfaction in its abilities, which demonstrate its consciousness, or if feeding itself, i.e. Armantrout is fascinated by the “eye” and “I”—the gaze as well as the subjective experience. Conjure, however,  isn’t a somber collection: beyond scientific inquiries, philosophical investigations, and broader cultural commentary, there’s an elemental playfulness—both a counterbalance to our disordered world, as well as an expression of the poet’s own sense of humor—amidst the incisive text, here sharpened by the exclamation points that skewer superficial societal edicts: “Dress like you care!” she writes. The collection is a superbly crafted shapeshifter, a distinctive discourse that dislocates traditional linguistic patterns and conventional wisdom. Armantrout’s poems masterfully reflect the time in which they were written—true also in her collection Money Shot (2011), which explored “disaster capitalism,” and is as resonant today as it was then—and as a result, never expire, existing in continual conversation with each other and with us. 1 Life 2 Writing 3 Recognition 4 Publications 4.1 Poetry 4.2 Prose 5 See also 6 References 6.1 Notes 7 External links Armantrout was born in Vallejo, California. The seeming effortlessness of the final product belies the expertise and assuredness behind the curtain; much like the sensitivity a master chef employs, balancing a rare spice in a dish just so. With that said Rae Armantrout is an excellent poet, and even though this may not be her best book she does have some great collections of poetry out there. In the poem “Care,” for example, Armantrout explores the act of being self-conscious—a concept different from being conscious of the self. Rae Armantrout, one of the founding members of the West Coast group of Language poets, stands apart from other Language poets in her lyrical voice and her commitment to the interior and the domestic. Fundamentals Why is it that for it to be in- finitely large is terrific, but to be infinitely small is just unthinkable? Two Poems 4 July 2019. Her father served in the Navy and according to Armantrout, her mother was a great storyteller. A native of California, she has taught writing at the University of California, San Diego as Professor of Poetry and Poetics for several decades. Clair Wills. As in all of her poems, Armantrout leaves such questions open to interpretation. Conjure offers a magic of its own, with sometimes sly and always unforgettable juxtapositions of the minute and the exceptional, elevated by the intellect, flair, and confidence of a poet at the top of her game. Rae Armantrout Compact and as densely patterned as silicon chips, Armantrout’s brief stanzas are skeptical about almost every source of human confidence, trust, hope, joy, strength or belief. Rae Armantrout's newest book of poems, Conjure, will be published in September. One of the country’s most esteemed and honored poets, Rae Armantrout, as part of spending time here teaching in the University of Washington, Bothell creative writing and poetics program, gives this reading here tonight. Wesleyan University Press | September 8, 2020. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. “I’m a chimera / factory”—the last lines of the poem “Can You See”—is an apt description of Conjure, a new book of poems by multiple award-winning poet Rae Armantrout. 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