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Product Description: Entering its ninth year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of its kind, this annual anthology is made up exclusively of work by writers who have not yet published a full-length book...read more
By Dorianne Laux (editor)

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9780976629696 | Samovar Pr, January 12, 2015, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Entering its ninth year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers.

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Product Description: This debut collection by Cave Canem fellow Geffrey Davis burrows under the surface of gender, addiction, recovery, clumsy love, bitterness, and faith. The tones explored—tender, comic, wry, tragic—interrogate male subjectivity and privilege, as they examine their "embarrassed desires" for familial connection, sexual love, compassion, and repair...read more
By Dorianne Laux (foreword by)

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9781938160288 | Boa Editions, April 1, 2014, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: This debut collection by Cave Canem fellow Geffrey Davis burrows under the surface of gender, addiction, recovery, clumsy love, bitterness, and faith.

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Product Description: “Dorianne Laux dares to parse her life through the prism of men who’ve passed through it.”―New York Times “The Book of Men finds Laux at her best. She’s witty, engaging, and candid. . . . Echoes of Whitman are everywhere in The Book of Men...read more

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9780393342659 | W W Norton & Co Inc, August 6, 2012, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: “Dorianne Laux dares to parse her life through the prism of men who’ve passed through it.

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Product Description: Awake, Dorianne Laux's first book of poetry, is introduced by Pulitzer Prize winner and U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine for a reason: It's a near-perfect, emotionally haunting book—one which follows a narrative trajectory that touches upon the speaker's ability to endure the cruelties of parental abuse, and maturation into womanhood, alongside the joy's of noticing everyday details and using the imagination and a fearless poetic voice to confront—if not escape—suffering's violent hand...read more

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9780918526762 | Boa Editions, August 1, 1990, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: First published in 1990 and now back in print, this much sought-after collection marked the stunning debut of poet Dorianne Laux.

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9780887485732 | Carnegie Mellon Univ Pr, September 3, 2013, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Awake, Dorianne Laux's first book of poetry, is introduced by Pulitzer Prize winner and U.
9781597660303 | Eastern Washington Univ Pr, December 1, 2007, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: First published in 1990 and now back in print, this much sought-after collection marked the stunning debut of poet Dorianne Laux.
9780918526779 | Boa Editions, June 1, 1990, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: First published in 1990 and now back in print, this much sought-after collection marked the stunning debut of poet Dorianne Laux.

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Product Description: "Laux writes gritty, tough, lyrical poems that depict the actual nature of life in the West today."―Philip Levine In her powerful fourth collection, Dorianne Laux once again strikes fire from neighborhood moments: a quiet street at dusk, a pool hall, a bare tree...read more

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9780393060966 | W W Norton & Co Inc, November 1, 2005, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: A fourth collection of poetic works conveys observations about the nature of western community life with pieces on such subjects as a quiet street at dusk, a pool hall, and a bare tree, in a volume that explores the experiences of working people and women whose life cycles are influenced by the moon.

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9780393329629 | W W Norton & Co Inc, May 1, 2007, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: "Laux writes gritty, tough, lyrical poems that depict the actual nature of life in the West today.

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Product Description: A prize winning poetry collection, selected by Dorianne Laux for the 2000 Pearl Poetry Prize.

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9781888219197 | Pearl Editions, January 1, 2002, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A prize winning poetry collection, selected by Dorianne Laux for the 2000 Pearl Poetry Prize.

Dorianne Laux’s long-awaited third book of poetry follows her collection, What We Carry, a finalist for the 1994 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. In Smoke, Laux revisits familiar themes of family, working class lives and the pleasures of the body in poetry that is vital and artfully crafted—poetry that "gets hard in the face of aloofness," in the words of one reviewer. In Smoke, as in her previous work, Laux weaves the warp and woof of ordinary lives into extraordinary and complex tapestries. In "The Shipfitter’s Wife," a woman recalls her husband’s homecoming at the end of his work day:Then I’d open his clothes and takethe whole day inside me—the ship’sgray sides, the miles of copper pipe,the voice of the foreman clangingoff the hull’s silver ribs. Spark of leadkissing metal. The clamp, the winch,the white fire of the torch, the whistle,and the long drive home.And in the title poem, Laux muses on her own guilty pleasures:Who would want to give it up, the coala cat’s eye in the dark room, no one therebut you and your smoke, the windowcracked to street sounds, the distant criesof living things. Alone, you are almostsafe . . .With her keen ear and attentive eye, Dorianne Laux offers us a universe with which we are familiar, but gives it to us fresh.Dorianne Laux is the author of two previous collections of poetry from BOA Editions, Ltd., and is co-author, with Kim Addonizio, of The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Joys of Writing Poetry (W.W. Norton, 1997), chosen as an alternate selection by several bookclubs. Laux was the judge for the 2012 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Contest, and is a tenured professor in the creative writing program at the University of Oregon. Laux lives in Eugene, Oregon. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9781880238851 | Boa Editions, December 1, 2000, cover price $20.00

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9781880238868 | Boa Editions, October 1, 2000, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Dorianne Laux’s long-awaited third book of poetry follows her collection, What We Carry, a finalist for the 1994 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry.

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Product Description: On any given day in California, there are dozens of literary events taking place in bookstores, community centers, museums, cafes, and libraries. From big-name authors on tour to local "open mikes," there's something for every reader to hear and a place for every writer to be heard...read more
By Dorianne Laux (introduced by) and Poets & Writers, Inc. (compiler)

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9781890771201 | Heyday Books, April 1, 1999, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: On any given day in California, there are dozens of literary events taking place in bookstores, community centers, museums, cafes, and libraries.

Explains the process of writing poetry, including what subjects to use, how to overcome writer's block, tips on getting published, and offers writing exercises

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9780393040814 | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 1, 1997, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Explains the process of writing poetry, including what subjects to use, how to overcome writer's block, tips on getting published, and offers writing exercises

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9780393316544 | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 1, 1997, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Explains the process of writing poetry, including what subjects to use, how to overcome writer's block, tips on getting published, and offers writing exercises

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Product Description: Finalist, 1994 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Dorianne Laux's poetry is a poetry of risk; it goes to the very edge of extinction to find the hard facts that need to be sung. What We Carry includes poems of survival, poems of healing, poems of affirmation and poems of celebration...read more

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9781880238066 | Boa Editions, May 1, 1994, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Finalist, 1994 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry.

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9781880238073 | Boa Editions, May 1, 1994, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Finalist, 1994 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry.

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