44 Poems for You


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Copper Canyon Press
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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.3 inches | 0.35 pounds

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About the Author

Sarah Ruhl is a playwright, essayist and poet. She is a MacArthur genius award recipient, two time Pulitzer prize finalist and a Tony award nominee. Her book of essays, 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write was published by FSG and named a Notable book by the New York Times. Her book Letters from Max, co-authored with Max Ritvo and published by Milkweed editions, was on the New Yorker's best poetry of the year list. Her plays include For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, The Oldest Boy, Stage Kiss, Dear Elizabeth, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, The Clean House, Passion Play, Dead Man's Cell Phone, Melancholy Play; Eurydice; Orlando, Late: a cowboy song, and a translation of Three Sisters. Her plays have been produced on and off-Broadway, around the country, and internationally, where they've been translated into over fifteen languages. Originally from Chicago, Ms. Ruhl received her M.F.A. from Brown University where she studied with Paula Vogel. She has received the Susan Smith Blackburn award, the Whiting award, the Lily Award, a PEN award for mid-career playwrights, the National Theater Conference's Person of the Year award, and the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright award. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.


"Passionate. Show-stopping. Daringly over-the-top and impressively consistent in its delirious excess." -- New Haven Advocate

"Ruhl has found the time to ask the right questions; it's up to us to make time to think about her -- and our -- answers." --The New York Times

"Touching, inventive, invigoratingly compact, and luminously liquid..." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Sarah Ruhl is her usual unfailingly elegant, unbeatably witty self, cleverly braiding her own brand-name wit with Woolf's." --New York Magazine

"In bold, incisive strokes, she advocates for the creation of art that captures the "humor and the desperation of life," and for the observation that the tiniest details, in the hope that smallness can "wreak transformation at the most vulnerable, cellular level... in order to banish the goliath of loneliness."' --Publishers Weekly