Destroyer and Preserver

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Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Wave Books
Publish Date
Pages
73
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.4 X 8.9 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781933517506
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About the Author

Matthew Rohrer is the author of A Plate of Chicken, Rise Up, A Green Light, Satellite, and A Hummock in the Malookas. With Joshua Beckman he wrote Nice Hat. Thanks. and recorded the audio CD Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty.

His poems have been widely anthologized and have appeared in many journals. He's received the Hopwood Award for poetry and a Pushcart prize. A Hummock in the Malookas was selected for the National Poetry Series, and A Green Light was shortlisted for the Griffin International Poetry Prize. Recently he has participated in residencies/performances at the Museum of Modern Art (New York City) and the Henry Art Gallery (Seattle).

Matthew Rohrer was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was raised in Oklahoma, and attended universities in Ann Arbor, Dublin, Ireland and Iowa City. He teaches in the creative writing program at NYU and lives in Brooklyn.

Reviews


."..written with such tender affection-for people, for places, for the very ability to feel & think-that each poem feels weighted with equal parts nostalgia & hope." --Nate Pritts, "Coldfront"

"VERDICT: Griffin Poetry prize finalist Rohrer is upcoming, and rightly so. Anyone committed to contemporary poetry should read." --Barbara Hoffert, "Library Journal"

"Rohrer's new collection "Destroyer and Preserver'' finds him struggling to synthesize his multiple selves: He's a father, a husband, a poet, an American, and a man with "a heart/ it is too big for my clothes." --Michael Brodeur, "Boston Globe"

"[Rohrer's] angular, juxtaposition-based approach to narrative and his commitment to the quotidian--the everyday-made-new--show his interest in New York School poetics." --Michael Flatt, "New Pages"

-...written with such tender affection-for people, for places, for the very ability to feel & think-that each poem feels weighted with equal parts nostalgia & hope.- --Nate Pritts, Coldfront
-VERDICT: Griffin Poetry prize finalist Rohrer is upcoming, and rightly so. Anyone committed to contemporary poetry should read.- --Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal
-Rohrer's new collection -Destroyer and Preserver'' finds him struggling to synthesize his multiple selves: He's a father, a husband, a poet, an American, and a man with -a heart/ it is too big for my clothes.- --Michael Brodeur, Boston Globe
-[Rohrer's] angular, juxtaposition-based approach to narrative and his commitment to the quotidian--the everyday-made-new--show his interest in New York School poetics.- --Michael Flatt, New Pages

..".written with such tender affection-for people, for places, for the very ability to feel & think-that each poem feels weighted with equal parts nostalgia & hope." --Nate Pritts, Coldfront

"VERDICT: Griffin Poetry prize finalist Rohrer is upcoming, and rightly so. Anyone committed to contemporary poetry should read." --Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal

"Rohrer's new collection "Destroyer and Preserver'' finds him struggling to synthesize his multiple selves: He's a father, a husband, a poet, an American, and a man with "a heart/ it is too big for my clothes." --Michael Brodeur, Boston Globe

"[Rohrer's] angular, juxtaposition-based approach to narrative and his commitment to the quotidian--the everyday-made-new--show his interest in New York School poetics." --Michael Flatt, New Pages
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