Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | July 20, 2015

    Jesse Ball: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Jesse Ball



    Describe your latest book. I woke up one day from a sort of daydream with an idea for a book's structure, and for the thread of that book, one... Continue »
    1. $16.80 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      A Cure for Suicide

      Jesse Ball 9781101870129

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.50
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Poetry- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

World's Tallest Disaster: Poems

by

World's Tallest Disaster: Poems Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Cate Marvin uses language the way a gymnast uses her body; she is a formalist who has thoroughly learned the pleasures and gains of abandon. But it is her excursions into wild image and passionate song that win the reader's heart. The heart is central in World's Tallest Disaster, which is essentially a book of love poems—love lost and found, love requited, love abandoned and betrayed. What Cate Marvin has done in her remarkably assured and powerful first collection is to remind us in fresh terms of the news that stays news: that our desire is "Not a sea of longing,// but the brack of wanting what's physical/ to help us forget we are physical."

"Violently passionate and firmly symmetrical, like tango or the blues, these poems-at first-are about sexual passion. . . . But in the great tradition of love poetry, these poems don't stop with love. They move from eros to imagination. Or they thrash between the two. . . . This is an encouraging book in the context of American poetry's fashions or factions, because it evades categories. [Marvin's] is an urgent as well as an artful voice."—from the Foreword by Robert Pinsky

Marketing Plans o Author tour in Ohio, Kentucky, and NYC

o Brochure and postcard mailings

o Advertisements in key literary and trade magazines

Book tour dates including:

o Cincinnati

o Louisville

o New York City

Cate Marvin was born in Washington, D.C. She received her B.A. from Marlboro College in Vermont, and holds two M.F.A.s: one from the University of Houston in poetry, the other from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in fiction. She has been awarded scholarships to attend both Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers' Conferences. Her poems have appeared in such magazines as New England Review, The Antioch Review, The Paris Review, The Georgia Review, and Ploughshares, among others. She is lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in English at the university there.

Synopsis:

Winner of the 2000 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in poetry, judged by Robert Pinsky.

About the Author

Marvin's first book, World's Tallest Disaster, was awarded the 2000 Kathryn A. Morton Prize by Robert Pinksy (Sarabande 2001). In 2002, she received the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, Fence, Georgia Review, Slate, and The Kenyon Review. She is a creative writing professor at the College of Staten Island.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781889330617
Selected:
Pinsky, Robert
Author:
Pinsky, Robert
Selected by:
Pinsky, Robert
Selected:
Pinsky, Robert
Author:
Cate
Author:
Marvin,
Author:
Marvin, Cate
Publisher:
Sarabande Books
Location:
Louisville, Ky.
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
ERDC/CRREL TR-00-8
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.3 in 5.5 oz

Other books you might like

  1. The Zoo (Pitt Poetry) New Trade Paper $15.25
  2. Yale Series of Younger Poets #92: My... Used Trade Paper $17.00
  3. Sailing Alone Around the Room: New...
    Used Trade Paper $8.95
  4. Donkey Gospel: Poems Used Trade Paper $10.95
  5. Black Zodiac: Poems Sale Trade Paper $5.98
  6. Brotherly love Used Trade Paper $3.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z

World's Tallest Disaster: Poems Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.50 In Stock
Product details 64 pages Sarabande Books - English 9781889330617 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Winner of the 2000 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in poetry, judged by Robert Pinsky.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.