Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, Selected by Colleen J. McElroy
Wayne's College of Beauty is the winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, selected by Colleen J. McElroy. The poems in this book divide into four thematic sections: Fathers and Mothers/Husbands and Wives, Water/War, Known/Unknown, and Departure /Arrival. Each section's poems explore its theme from perspectives that range from the intensely personal to the philosophical and metaphysical. These poems show beauty as a fundamentally human form of understanding.
About the Author
David Swanger lives in Santa Cruz, California, with his wife Lynn. His awards include an NEA fellowship in poetry and the Foley Award from America magazine. He is the author of four previous book-length poetry collections, two chapbooks, and two nonfiction books. He holds degrees from Swarthmore College and Harvard University.
Excellent reading for those who value meditative, beautiful storytelling. —Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal (starred review) Ramspeck's debut collection abounds with flawed families, tense confirmations, and unlikely mo...
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