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9781880238066 | Boa Editions, May 1, 1994, cover price $20.00

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9781880238073 | Boa Editions, May 1, 1994, cover price $14.95

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

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)

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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: 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.

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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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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

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First published in 1990 and now back in print, this much sought-after collection marked the stunning debut of poet Dorianne Laux. Awake chronicles Laux's coming to terms with a childhood darkened by violence and sexual abuse--a struggle at once to embrace and to forgive the past.

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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
9781597660303 | Eastern Washington Univ Pr, December 1, 2007, cover price $14.95
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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9780393342659 | W W Norton & Co Inc, August 6, 2012, cover price $15.95

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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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