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Awake (Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry)

Awake (Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry)

Author Dorianne Laux
Publisher Carnegie Mellon
Publication Date 2013-09-03
Section Poetry
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780887485732

Awake, Dorianne Laux's first book of poetry, is introduced by Pulitzer Prize winner and U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine for a reason: It's a near-perfect, emotionally haunting book--one which follows a narrative trajectory that touches upon the speaker's ability to endure the cruelties of parental abuse, and maturation into womanhood, alongside the joy's of noticing everyday details and using the imagination and a fearless poetic voice to confront--if not escape--suffering's violent hand.

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