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Philip Levine aptly characterizes Dorianne Laux's writing as "gritty, tough, lyrical poems." In her newest book, Facts about the Moon, Laux writes of young women learning to be alive in the world. In the wonderful short poem "Moon in the Window," the speaker, refusing to romanticize her childhood, writes "It took me years to grow a heart / from paper and glue." Laux's poetry continually shows this tenacity to the real, to the tactile, which allows her poems to beat with their own vibrant life.
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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. Focusing on the grace of working people, she captures the pain and beauty of women in all their variety, caught in the "lunar pull" of our time.

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"Laux writes gritty, tough, lyrical poems that depict the actual nature of life in the West today." Philip Levine

Synopsis:

"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. Focusing on the grace of working people, she captures the pain and beauty of women in all their variety, caught in the "lunar pull" of our time.

About the Author

Dorianne Laux is director of poetry at University of Oregon's Creative Writing Program. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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ISBN:
9780393329629
Author:
Laux, Dorianne
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Working class
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
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Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Philip Levine aptly characterizes Dorianne Laux's writing as "gritty, tough, lyrical poems." In her newest book, Facts about the Moon, Laux writes of young women learning to be alive in the world. In the wonderful short poem "Moon in the Window," the speaker, refusing to romanticize her childhood, writes "It took me years to grow a heart / from paper and glue." Laux's poetry continually shows this tenacity to the real, to the tactile, which allows her poems to beat with their own vibrant life.

"Review" by , "Laux writes gritty, tough, lyrical poems that depict the actual nature of life in the West today."
"Synopsis" by , "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. Focusing on the grace of working people, she captures the pain and beauty of women in all their variety, caught in the "lunar pull" of our time.

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