Ringer: Poems

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University of Pittsburgh Press
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5.8 X 8.8 X 0.5 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author

Rebecca Lehmann is the author of Between the Crackups, winner of the Crashaw Prize. Her poems have been published in Tin House, The Georgia Review, Ploughshares, Fence, Boston Review, and more. She lives in South Bend, Indiana, where she is an assistant professor of English at Saint Mary's College.


"Rebecca Lehmann's Ringer is a beautiful book. There's something propulsive and yearning and broken with sadness in these poems. And ecstatic. And astonished. ('His eyes / were four dozen Canadian geese lifting off a late summer river, all at once.' God I love that!) And loving. And there is something that might put its foot up your ass. All made of a gorgeous racket that will probably make you gasp. By which I mean: be in the world anew. As poetry, if we're lucky, sometimes helps us to be."--Ross Gay

"What a great title! It's perfectly true--the whole book rings with surprising images and zingy word-choices, all dedicated to presenting the most mundane things in their truly astonishing particularity. Sharply attuned to issues relating to women--and the ways they've intensified in the current political climate--the work speaks with a fierce and necessary determination infused with an energy not devoid of hope."--Cole Swensen

Lehmann's latest book offers readers a sagacious and kinetic whirlwind of unrest and gratitude for the world.
--Publisher's Weekly
"[Lehmann's] subjects may be selfhood, womanhood, motherhood, and family, but her tools for understanding them are an accumulated, tactile sense of life lived and the things around us. . . . Indeed, the lists abounding here pile up to create rich poetry that's exact, sculpted, and delivered in a calm, engaged voice." --Library Journal, Starred Review