So Forth: Poems

Rosanna Warren (Author)

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$25.95  $23.87
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
May 19, 2020
6.1 X 8.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author

Rosanna Warren is the author of six poetry collections and a volume of critical essays. She has won the Lamont Poetry Prize and has received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Guggenheim Foundation, among other honors. She teaches at the University of Chicago and lives in Chicago.


'My heart was torn open and now it's all window, ' writes Rosanna Warren in this unforgettable, untamed, unrelenting book. While her country 'hurls itself away, ' becomes a nightmare of 'police state, ' a place of 'camps, / children in camps' the poet tells us we must persist, despite it all, we 'we must go on with our mysterious work.' There is wisdom in these pages, self-knowledge in this voice. It is gorgeous, it is generous, it is inimitable, this offering.--Ilya Kaminsky, author of Deaf Republic, a National Book Award finalist
This is Rosanna Warren's testament to making life while resisting the insensitivities and brutalities of the day. It sees purpose in art, but especially in nature, and searches for a way to reconcile the two, where too often it seems obvious and easy to do so. It's not. And the fluidity of the poetry is often counter to the complexity of considering if such a reconciling is possible or desirable. Unique.--John Kinsella, author of Firebreaks
This is a book of love and war, rich with poems of desire and rage, situated in our nearly unbearable historical moment, alive to its challenges and pleasures. Rosanna Warren uses passion and calculation in equal measure to grapple with an uncertain future--in this, she is the best of citizens, loving her world in the midst of fierce disenchantment. The poems combine lavish but pellucid description, and a disarming directness that senses the heart of the matter with unmatched agility.--Katie Peterson, author of A Piece of Good News