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Work with acclaimed poet and essayist Mary Ruefle, author of My Private Property (2016), Madness Rack, and Honey (2012), Indeed I Was Pleased with the World (2007), and The Adamant (1989), among other books. Please bring twelve copies of two of your own poems to class for workshop. There will be a lunch break from 1–2 pm.
Mary Ruefle has written numerous books of poetry, including My Private Property (2016), Reviewing Post Meridian (2000), Indeed I Was Pleased with the World (2007), and The Adamant (1989), which won the Iowa Poetry Prize. She is also the author of the essay collection Madness, Rack, and Honey (2012). A Little White Shadow (2006), her book of erasures—found texts in which all but a few words have been erased from the page—reveals what Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, called “haiku-like minifables, sideways aphorisms, and hauntingly perplexing koans.”
She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, as well as a Whiting Writers’ Award, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work has been anthologized in Best American Poetry, Great American Prose Poems (2003), American Alphabets: 25 Contemporary Poets (2006), and The Next American Essay (2002). Ruefle has also published a collection of fiction, The Most of It (2008).