Underdog: Poems

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University of Washington Press
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5.6 X 8.8 X 0.6 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author
Katrina Roberts is the Mina Schwabacher Professor in English and the Humanities and the Paul Garrett Fellow in the Humanties at Whitman College. She is author of Friendly Fire, Winner of the Idaho Prize in Poetry; How Late Desire Looks, which won the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize; and The Quick, an early volume in the Pacific Northwest Series. Her work appears in The Pushcart Prize Anthology, Best American Poetry, and The Bread Loaf Anthology of New American Poets, among other anthologies.

She offers a kaleidoscope that mingles vistas, a visionary telescope that can also isolate the particular of everyday.

--Susan Grimm "Barn Owl Reviews" (1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM)

The poetry, though infused with compassion for beings caught between rocks and hard places, doesn't plead their case in abstractions, but pinpoints the heartrending details of their predicaments.

--Craig Lambert "Harvard Magazine" (1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM)

It seems any moment can be caught and brought to light, and by the act of being caught, turned into something permanent. . . . Readers attracted to courageous, erudite poems with existential undercurrents will find a great deal in this volume to love.

--Shevi Berlinger "Contrary" (1/1/2011 12:00:00 AM)

These poems have all the instinct and fangs of a canine, and the plush, electric fur of a wolf . . . Poets seeking to write poems that tell narratives in a new way . . . would be wise to read this book.

--Sean Singer "The Rumpus" (1/1/2011 12:00:00 AM)