9781933517575

Madness, Rack, and Honey : Collected Lectures

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  • ISBN13:

    9781933517575

  • ISBN10:

    1933517573

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-08-07
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist

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Summary

"Ruefle is clearly one of the best American poets writing, and her body of work is remarkable for its spiritual force, intelligence, stylistic virtuosity, and adventurousness."--Tony Hoagland "For more than thirty years, she has freshened American poetry by humbly glorifying both the inner life and the outward experience."--William Carlos Williams Award citation Over the course of fifteen years, Mary Ruefle delivered a lecture every six months to a group of poetry graduate students. Collected here for the first time, these lectures include "Poetry and the Moon," "Someone Reading A Book Is A Sign Of Order In The World," and "Lectures I Will Never Give." Intellectually virtuosic, instructive, and experiential, Madness, Rack, and Honeyresists definition, demanding instead an utter--and utterly pleasurable--immersion. Mary Rueflehas published more than a dozen books of poetry, prose, and erasures. She lives in Vermont.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. VII
On Beginningsp. 1
Poetry and the Moonp. 10
On Sentimentalityp. 31
On Themep. 53
On Secrets: Eight Beginnings, Two Endsp. 73
On Fearp. 103
Madness, Rack, and Honeyp. 126
My Family Dickinsonp. 143
Someone Reading a Book is a Sign of Order in the Worldp. 183
Remarks on Lettersp. 200
Kangaroo Beachp. 216
I Remember, I Rememberp. 226
Twenty-Two Short Lecturesp. 247
Lectures I Will Never Givep. 279
Acknowledgmentsp. 313
Selected Bibliographyp. 315
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