Only as the Day Is Long: New and Selected Poems


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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.4 X 8.2 X 0.5 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author

Dorianne Laux's poetry collections include Pulitzer Prize finalist Only As the Day Is Long and Paterson Poetry Prize winner The Book of Men. A founding faculty member of Pacific University's Low-Residency MFA Program, she lives in Richmond, California.


When Laux welcomes readers into a personal moment, she speaks for humankind.... This is a catalogue of honest work, from beginning to end.
Dorianne Laux is one of those poets I turn to again and again for cradling beauty and darkness so close together in a poem.--Aimee Nezhukumatathil, author of Oceanic
Another splendid new one by one of our best, who never stops paying attention, and is never unwilling, and summons from her readers unwavering trust.--Mark Doty, author of Deep Lane
Throughout the years and throughout her five books Dorianne Laux has not faltered. She has wrestled with the angels and with the serpents; Eros and Thanatos are wrestling still, and the sound they make is the sound of this woman singing.--Marie Howe, author of Magdalene
Beyond her admirable tenacity and spirit, Laux is just plain wise--and refreshingly unpretentious in her wisdom.... Laux's new poems arrive at the end of the collection as a perfect finale.--Jonathan Russell Clark
Laux is majestic.... Her selected poems are gorgeous to revisit, but these new pieces are symphonic--and they become a perfect coda of grief.--Nick Ripatrazone