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What We Carry (American Poets Continuum) [Paperback]

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Pages   80
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.04" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.38"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 1994
Publisher   BOA Editions Ltd.
ISBN  1880238071  
EAN  9781880238073  

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What We Carry (American Poets Continuum) by Dorianne Laux

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Dorianne Laux was born in 1952 in Augusta, Maine and is of Irish, French and Algonquin Indian heritage. In 1983 she moved to Berkeley, California where she began writing in earnest. Five years later she earned her B.A. degree in English from Mills College. Laux's first book of poems, Awake, published by BOA Editions in 1990, was nominated for the San Francisco Bay Area Book Critics Award for Poetry. Her poetry has appeared in numerous American journals and anthologies. She has received poetry fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the National Endowment for the Arts. Currently, she teaches creative writing at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.

Dorianne Laux currently resides in the state of Oregon. Dorianne Laux has an academic affiliation as follows - North Carolina State University.

Dorianne Laux has published or released items in the following series...
  1. American Poets Continuum

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The Ordinary in Extraordinary......  Jun 17, 2008
Once again, I was drawn to a book of poetry by the title. It didn't hurt that Ms. Laux has a blurb on back from the fabulous Adrienne Rich. I usually read the title poem first to gauge if I like the poetry. The first line of "What We Carry" is as follows:

"He tells me his mother carries his father's ashes
on the front seat in a cardboard box, exactly
where she placed them after the funeral."

You just cannot stop reading after that and each and every one of the 37 poems in this little treasure are just as intriguing. The book is divided into three sections: 1) What We Carry, 2) Small Gods and 3) As It Is. The poems in the third section are seductive and sensual. Did I mention that I read the book in less than an hour? I don't often read entire books of poetry, but this one was that good.

I came across this succinct jewel in McKay's Used Books in Chattanooga, Tennessee today. I visit here about once a year (my daughter and her family live here) and never fail to find fabulous poetry. I swoop down on the poetry section like a hungry vulture on roadkill and have my fill. Today I came away with 14 or so books of poetry and change from my $50 bill. If you're ever in Chattanooga or Nashville, look up McKay's. They're the Wal-Mart of Used Books.
Literally Breathtaking  Dec 1, 2005
"What We Carry" established Dorianne Laux as my favorite contemporary American poet.

Her work is bold, spare and literally breathtaking. Her voice is so real, it is daunting. I can see the light pouring from beneath the door, feel the dust on the mantle, and breath in the odor of the rooms she describes.

The volume is always near my bedside, and I give it, sparingly, to only the most special of my friends.

Treat yourself to this unique experience.
great collection  Aug 3, 2002
Adrienne Rich describes Dorianne Laux's poetry as 'tough, sensual...with physical details that add up to more than their sum...' It's what I like about Laux's poetry, she is sensual, sexual at the same time a tough woman. Her poetry is much like Kim Addonizio's, who is one of my favorite contemporary poets. And they are friends, so it is no surprise that Addonizio has lead me to Laux. Dorianne's poems range from poems about the innocence of childhood to the raw, sexual poems that close the volume. Dorianne Laux writes the kind of poetry that I love to read. I highly recommend her work, especially if you are a fan of Millay, Addonizio, Kate Light, or April Lindner.
Beautiful  Nov 26, 2001
What is beautiful about Dorianne Laux's poetry is that she disguises her metaphors, similes and other poetical devices behind language with which anyone can connect. She is not a simple poet; rather, her poems can be appreciated on many levels, by both average readers and other writers. Dorianne does what few do successfully: she takes the everyday and shows us why we can't forget it.
Laux, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels...  Jun 22, 2001
what else can you say about ms. laux's poetry? she speaks the unspeakable, the things that most poets would never write about,the things that most women poets would never write about. they are very power , very sensual and will leave an indeliable mark on your consciousness....

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