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Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures
Every so often, a book comes along that seems certain to peak a curiosity or speak of an unexpressed daydream in the heart of any reader and lover of language. Madness, Rack and Honey is one of them. Ruefle's written "lectures" deal in myriad subjects -- poets and the moon, the joys and sorrows of reading, fear and irreverence, to name a few -- with a voice that is witty, well-read, and ever so smart. --Molly
Cultural criticism meets poetry memoira contemporary master reflects on a life dedicated to poetry.
About the Author
Mary Ruefle is the author of the forthcoming book, Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures (Wave Books, 2011), and most recently, Selected Poems (Wave Books, 2010). She has published ten books of poetry, a book of prose (The Most of It, Wave Books, 2008), and a comic book (Go Home and Go to Bed, Pilot Books/Orange Table Comics, 2007); she is also an erasure artist, whose treatments of nineteenth century texts have been exhibited in museums and galleries, and published in A Little White Shadow (Wave Books, 2006). Mary is the recipient of numerous honors, including the William Carlos Williams award, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a Whiting Award. She lives in Bennington, Vermont, and teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College.