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The Noise, The Night April 18, 2014: On Monday night I stayed up until 3 a.m. waiting for a glimpse of the blood moon, a lunar eclipse where the moon shifts into earth’s shadow and flushes red with the light of the sun rising and setting in a circle all around our globe. So I’ve read. Just as the fated hour approached, a bunch of stupid clouds rolled in and I couldn’t see [...] by

Mary Ruefle on Clarice Lispector for Music & Literature 4 March 24, 2014: Music & Literature 4 is now out and features a massive amount of content from smart people on Clarice Lispector--a very rare journal, indeed. Mary Ruefle is among the contributors; here're the top of "Remarks on Lispector" (purchase is necessary to keep on): I discovered the work of Clarice Lispector rather late in life. When a [...] by

Mary Ruefle Takes Home 2014 Robert Creeley Award February 26, 2014: Congratulations to Mary Ruefle on winning the 2014 Robert Creeley Award! From the Robert Creeley Foundation: Acton rediscovered Creeley’s connection to the town through his chance meeting with Acton resident and poet Robert Clawson in late 2000. On April 11, 2001, Creeley returned to Acton to read to and interact with students in the [...] by

Mary Ruefle’s Trances of the Blast & Interrogating the Lyric January 30, 2014: B.K. Fischer reviews Mary Ruefle's Trances of the Blast (Wave Books, 2013) for Boston Review, noting that "[i]t is easy to approach the work of this woman from Vermont as if she were a latter-day Emily Dickinson...." More: Yet her work, far from a window on interiority, interrogates the nature of lyric itself. Trances of the Blast [...] by

My Poetry Picks for 2013 December 9, 2013: My top five poetry books of 2013 (In no particular order, really. These books are all worth your time.) 1. The Year of What Now, Brian Russell, Graywolf It's happened before that someone I know is grieving with or for a very sick or passed-away person, and they ask me what books they should read. Now I can tell them to read this book, [...] by

Essay by Mary Ruefle Featured at Jacket Copy December 6, 2013: David Ulin discusses a recent essay by Mary Ruefle originally published on the website of Granta, at Jacket Copy. On the website of the journal Granta, Mary Ruefle writes a lovely meditation on the ground. Ruefle is a poet who teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College; her most recent book, “Madness, Rack, and Honey” — which [...] by

An Epiphanic Interview With Mary Ruefle August 21, 2013: The Kenyon Review blog has published an interview with Mary Ruefle--conducted over mail! Interlocuter Andrew David King also wrote an introduction for the conversation a week or so ago, in which he gently emphasizes his admiration for Ruefle's work. Notably: "In Madness[, Rack, and Honey], she posits a problem that every great poem has, 'the [...] by

2013 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship Winners Announced July 18, 2013: The results are in! The Poetry Society of America recently announced the winners of its coveted, annual Chapbook Fellowships. Each year the winners' manuscripts are introduced by renowned poets and awarded a $1,000 prize. A list of the four winning poets is below: 2013 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship Winners New York Chapbook [...] by

Mary Ruefle’s Elegant ‘Lectures I Will Never Give’ at The Rumpus March 15, 2013: [caption id="attachment_62743" align="alignright" width="500"] Käthe Kollwitz[/caption] The Rumpus has a great piece up by poet and essayist Mary Ruefle called "Lectures I Will Never Give"--it is, of course, an excerpt from her book of essays Madness, Rack, and Honey (Wave Books 2013). Here's a bit of this amazingness: The composer [...] by

Mary Ruefle Reviewed at New York Times January 16, 2013: In case you missed it, the New York Times posted an enthusiastic review of Mary Ruefle's recently(ish) published collection of essays, Madness, Rack, and Honey. David Kirby begins his review, writing, "This is one of the wisest books I’ve read in years, and it would be a shame to think that only poets will read it." Kirby then gives us a [...] by