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This is the ninth collection of poetry from this highly esteemed poet. Author teaches at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Author is an active reader, lecturer and translator. Author's awards include the Iowa Poetry Prize, the San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, and a National Poetry Series selection. Excellent potential for creative writing course adoption. “…Swensen has a painter’s eye for color and texture, and most particularly for gesture and movement.” –Boston Review “[Swensen’s] poetry is like Dickinson without syncopation, but with something of Traherne’s sublime orderliness: numinous, in fact.” –John Ashbery, The Times Literary Supplement

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