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Dorianne Laux (Author, North Carolina State University)


"Laux writes gritty, tough, lyrical poems that depict the actual nature of life in the West today."—Philip Levine

In her powerful fourth collection, Dorianne Laux once again strikes fire from neighborhood moments: a quiet street at dusk, a pool hall, a bare tree. Focusing on the grace of working people, she captures the pain and beauty of women in all their variety, caught in the "lunar pull" of our time.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • May 2007
  • ISBN 978-0-393-32962-9
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 104 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“To understand why her work is so widely read and admired, listen to the music Dorianne Laux makes, line after line....She is quick-witted and compassionate, with a genius for phrasing that never compromises the perfect clarity of her text....Continually engaging and, at her best, luminous.” — Steve Kowit, San Diego Union-Tribune

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