Tabula Poetica Poetry Series, Rae Armantrout, Sept. 14, 2010
Rae Armantrout is this year’s winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in poetry for Versed. A Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry, Armantrout is a native Californian, educated at UC Berkeley, where she studied with Denise Levertov, and San Francisco State University. She was at the center of the first generation of Language Poets, the group in the U.S. most often credited with introducing poetry to postmodernity. Armantrout has published ten books of poems, including Next Life, Up to Speed, and Veil: New and Selected Poems. Her poems are well anthologized: Best American Poetry 2002, 2005, 2007, and 2009; American Hybrid; Poems of the Women's Movement, The Oxford Book of American Poetry, and Postmodern American Poetry, a Norton Anthology. She continues to publish in diverse journals such as The New Yorker, Poetry, Conjunctions, Partisan Review, and the LA Times. In 2000, A Wild Salience, a collection of critical writings on the work of Rae Armantrout, was published.
Nov 5, 2010