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Finalists

A double book by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Rae Armantrout

What will we call the last generation before the looming end times? With Finalists Rae Armantrout suggests one option. Brilliant and irascible, playful and intense, Armantrout nails the current moment's debris fields and super computers, its sizzling malaise and confusion, with an exemplary immensity of heart and a boundless capacity for humor. The poems in this book find (and create) beauty in midst of the ongoing crisis.


CONTRAST


What's to like
if not contrast?

Shadows beneath
the model's sharp

cheekbones, her ample
yet precise lips.

Clean lines separating
bounty
from its opposite.

This is not
what I want

to want.

These eyes
on the hypothetical

distance.

About the Author

RAE ARMANTROUT (Everett, WA) is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of fifteen books of poetry. She has published ten books with Wesleyan University Press, including Wobble, Entanglements, Partly, and Versed.

Endorsements

"I have great respect for the recalcitrance of Rae Armantrout's poetry. Every line is a twist and every twist a glimpse into a world animated by thought's incipient edges. Her sheer, often hilarious, ingenuity is an aesthetic triumph. Her social care creates a space in which life comes to life."—Charles Bernstein, author of Topsy-Turvy

"For the record, Rae Armantrout is my favourite living poet."—Nick Cave

"Rae thinks in poetry by now that must be it. That one can turn out book after perfect book and it turns out they are all made of poems but what are poems made of. Rae I think. What she is."—Eileen Myles, author of For Now (Why I Write)
Wesleyan University Press
Wesleyan Poetry Series

9780819580672 : finalists-armantrout
Hardback
March 8, 2022
$35.00 USD
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Paperback / softback
March 8, 2022
$16.95 USD

Other Titles by Rae Armantrout

Conjure

Rae Armantrout
Sep 2020 - Wesleyan University Press
$35.00 USD - Hardback
$12.99 USD - Electronic book text
$15.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Wobble

Rae Armantrout
Nov 2018 - Wesleyan University Press
$11.99 USD - Electronic book text
$14.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Partly

Rae Armantrout
Oct 2017 - Wesleyan University Press
$15.99 USD - Electronic book text
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles from Wesleyan Poetry Series

The Neverending Quest for the Other Shore

Sylvie Kandé
Mar 2022 - Wesleyan University Press
$35.00 USD - Hardback
$17.95 USD - Paperback / softback

The Writing of an Hour

Brenda Coultas
Mar 2022 - Wesleyan University Press
$15.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$35.00 USD - Hardback

Asked What Has Changed

Ed Roberson
Feb 2022 - Wesleyan University Press
$24.95 USD - Hardback
$15.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.99 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles in POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Nature

Arborophobia

Nancy Holmes
Mar 2022 - The University of Alberta Press, an imprint of University of Alberta Press
$19.99 USD - Paperback / softback

Dreaming in the Bone Boat

Raymond "Moose" Jackson
Feb 2022 - University of New Orleans Press
$16.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Water / Music

poems by Peter Filkins
Apr 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles in Poetry by individual poets

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Randall Horton
Sep 2020 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

T. S. Eliot's Dialectical Imagination

Jewel Spears Brooker
Nov 2018 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$49.95 USD - Hardback
$49.95 USD - Electronic book text

Future Perfect

poems by Charles Martin
Mar 2018 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text