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Macular Hole
By Catherine Wagner

Macular Hole

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Macular Hole by Catherine Wagner

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Catherine Wagner's poems have elicited resounding, answering calls from several continents. "These are poems of sex and identity, poems of spleen and craving, poems of grim energy and outspoken crisis. I love them. I am bored by so many of America's new bloods but this woman can write. Her neo-surreal vision and neo-dada attitude are matched by an exceptional feel for the magic of simple language - her poems organically grow down the page without effort, every line seeming right. She manages this by infusing every new image (and every repetition) with a corresponding voice posture. Very American, very urban, very modern and yet harking back to the best 'beat' legacies." - Josephine Ebert, U.K. poetry critic. Here in the United States, Rae Armantrout has this to say: "Jack Spicer's Martians are back, but now they're talking wild girl-talk. In Catherine Wagner's Miss America, public and private collide in a new way, like matter and anti-matter. This is a conflagration. 'That is damage talk,' she says, 'Want to watch me/Make it.' And I do. In fact, if I died, I might want to come back as Catherine Wagner."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780974090917
ISBN-10: 0974090913
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 152mm x 7mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: University Press of New England
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publish Date: 31-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Catherine Wagner

Nervous Device by Catherine Wagner Nervous Device, Paperback (October 2012)

With "Nervous Device, " Catherine Wagner explores the boundary the poem marks between poet and audience on the map of desire.

My New Job by Catherine Wagner My New Job, Paperback (November 2009)

A collection that assumes a mantle of responsibility.

Not for Mothers Only by Catherine Wagner Not for Mothers Only, Paperback (June 2007)

The experiences of motherhood are not to be met with silence and/or platitudes. This anthology offers motherhood poems that address the politics and difficulties and stubborn satisfactions of mothering.

Miss America by Catherine Wagner Miss America, Paperback (December 2001)

"MISS AMERICA finds a world wide-open but unharmed. Wagner is a mage and a marvel."--Donald Russell

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Author Biography - Catherine Wagner

Catherine Wagner was born to missionary parents in Burma and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Wagner is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop, and the University of Utah's Ph.D in Literature program. She lives with her husband, the poet Martin Corless-Smith, and their young son Ambrose, in Boise, Idaho and Cornwall, England.

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