The Anti-Grief


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Copper Canyon Press
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5.8 X 0.5 X 8.9 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Marianne Boruch's nine books of poetry include Eventually One Dreams the Real Thingand Cadaver, Speak (Copper Canyon, 2016 and 2012), three essay collections, and a memoir, The Glimpse Traveler, about hitchhiking in the US in 1971(Indiana, 2011). Among her honors are the Kingsley-Tufts Award for The Book of Hours (Copper Canyon, 2011), four Pushcart Prizes, plus fellowships and/or residencies from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center, and two Fulbright Professorships, the University of Edinburgh in 2012, and the University of Canberra, in Australia. She's been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome and at two national parks, Denali and Isle Royale. Boruch taught at Purdue University for thirty-one years, was the founder of the MFA program there, becoming a Professor Emeritus in May, 2018. She continues to teach in the low-residency Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College where she has been on faculty since 1988.


"Boruch refuses to see more than there is in things--but her patience, her willingness to wait for the film of familiarity to slip, allows her to see what is there with a jeweler's sense of facet and flaw."--Poetry

"Boruch places the exceptional within the mundane and the intimate within the universal, and above all highlights the present moment without ever losing sight of a broader context in which now is just one moment among many." --Publishers Weekly

"She sees and considers with intensity. Her poems often give fresh examples of how rare and thrilling it can be to notice."--The Washington Post

"Boruch displays a quietly gymnastic intellect in the examinations of art, the body, and the human condition."--American Poets
"Her approach isn't meant to fix or crystallize her ideas in any hard and fast light, but rather to present the music of her thinking... Boruch brings in personal memory and philosophical speculation, infusing much of this writing with slightly skewed skepticism and rueful uncertainty about one's ability to be absolute about anything."--Trinity University Press