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February 21, 2018
9780899241586
English
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.95 Pounds (US)
$22.95 USD
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April 17, 2018
9780899241593
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Promises

Poems New and Selected

Ray Amorosi's poems are beyond unusual; they are unique. Their blending of speed and stillness, their strange freewheeling way with punctuation and all forms of predictable usage, and the blinding freshness and honesty of their discoveries have no precise equal in contemporary American poetry. This book brings together the best from his five previous volumes and offers a trove of new work that is sure to astonish.

About the Author

Ray Amorosi was born and grew up in Boston. He has graduate degrees from Michigan State University and the University of Massachusetts. His previous books of poetry include Lazarus, Gnawing on a Thin Man, In Praise, Flim Flam, and A Generous Wall. He presently lives in Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts, close by a river and the sea.

Endorsements

"What do we look for in poetry? For my part, I know that I want emotional authenticity, integrity with respect to truth, and a backlog of experience that brings wealth and weight to the language. Ray Amorosi has given us a book that satisfies these desires amply, again and again, surprising us with its fierce rightness, its dark humor, its fundamental humanity."—David Young

"I think these poems are pretty wonderful. They feel like the inside of rapture and defeat, but they are dark and swerve a lot, which are things I do not associate with rapture, and that interests me. I like the mixture of lusty and yeasty, along with a kind of innocence that seems attached to receptivity and light. And I like the astonishment that feels unlike any contemporary poetry I know: the voice, while not archaic or dated in the least, seems to come out of some earlier time."—Michele Glazer

Lynx House Press

9780899241586 : promises-amorosi
Paperback / softback
200 Pages
$22.95 USD
9780899241593 : promises-amorosi
Hardback
200 Pages
$30.00 USD

Other Titles by Ray Amorosi

Lazarus

Ray Amorosi
Apr 2013 - Lost Horse Press
$25.00 USD - Hardback
$18.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Flim Flam

Ray Amorosi
May 2012 - Lynx House Press
$14.95 USD - Paperback / softback

In Praise

Ray Amorosi
Sep 2011 - Lost Horse Press
$18.00 USD - Paperback / softback

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We Know This Place

Sunni Patterson
Nov 2021 - University of New Orleans Press
$18.95 USD - Paperback / softback

The Girl Singer

Marianne Worthington
Nov 2021 - Fireside Industries, an imprint of University Press of Kentucky
$29.95 USD - Hardback
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

Be Brave to Things

Jack Spicer, edited by Daniel Katz
Oct 2021 - Wesleyan University Press
$35.00 USD - Hardback