Wobble

Wobble

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout is at once a most intimate and coolly calculating poet. If anyone could produce a hybrid of Charlie Chaplin's playful "Little Tramp" and Charlize Theron's fierce "Imperator Furiosa," it would be Armantrout. Her language is unexpected yet exact, playing off the collective sense that the shifting ground of daily reality may be a war Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout is at once a most intimate and coolly calculating poet. If anyone could produc...

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Title:Wobble
Author:Rae Armantrout
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:0819578231
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:160 pages pages

Wobble Reviews

  • Beth
    Sep 13, 2018

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • Tasha
    Dec 26, 2018

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

  • Stephen Lamb
    Nov 25, 2018

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • Jaclyn
    Feb 15, 2019

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • Andrew
    Nov 04, 2018

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)
    Nov 09, 2018

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

  • Luke
    Feb 06, 2019

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • Mandy E
    Jan 29, 2019

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • Brian
    Feb 15, 2019

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

  • Shaun
    Jan 23, 2019

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

  • Sarah
    Dec 05, 2018

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • Curt Anderson
    Feb 20, 2019

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • Peter
    Jan 02, 2019

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

  • Vincent Scarpa
    Jul 10, 2018

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • Jeffrey Parker
    Nov 13, 2018

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • Jenn
    Jan 14, 2019

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

  • Ata
    Feb 10, 2019

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • Bill Wells
    Feb 20, 2019

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • starlingheron
    Feb 09, 2019

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • Emily
    Nov 28, 2018

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • Esther
    Feb 19, 2019

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • Bill Fletcher
    Jan 07, 2019

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • Norm Jenson
    Jan 01, 2019

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • Shera
    Jan 06, 2019

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • Pam
    Dec 29, 2018

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

  • Kelly
    Nov 26, 2018

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

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  • Vanessa
    Nov 20, 2018

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • Mary Popp
    Jan 27, 2019

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • Shari
    Jan 11, 2019

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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  • Leslie
    Nov 02, 2018

    The title and cover image for this NBA shortlisted poetry collection perfectly describes the message in these poems. Armantrout sees that we are wobbling on an edge and could easily tip into calamity - environmental calamity, political and social calamity, a calamity of the soul. These...

    Rae Armantrout is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Her language is unexpected and exact, playing off a collective sense that ?the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of eminent systemic collapse.? Very few of the poems here were understandable by this reader. A cove...

    As the Beats of the 50s faded and the late 60s ushered in the "Language" (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) poets, a new focus, perhaps, was achieved that looked at language-meaning-as-construction, implicating the reader as proactive mediator... or, we can just sit back and enjoy the poetry... "Lo...

    Loved this collection. ...

    2019 Read Harder Challenge #9 ...

    If Rae Armantrout did not exist it would be necessary to invent her. ...

    ?All those I reconstruct so faithfully in dreams in order to defend myself to somebody? ...

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