Rae Armantrout

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Rae Armantrout
Rae Armantrout in 2014
Born (1947-04-13) April 13, 1947 (age 76)
OccupationPoet
Awards2010 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship

Rae Armantrout (born April 13, 1947) is an American poet.

Armantrout was born in Vallejo, California. She got her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of California, Berkeley. The poet Denise Levertov was one of her teachers. She got her MA at San Francisco State University.[1]

Along with Ron Silliman, Lyn Hejinian, Barrett Watten and others, Armantrout is one of the earliest members of the group known as Language poets.[2][1]

Her book Versed won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2010. It also won a 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award.[2]

Books[change | change source]

  • Extremities (1978)
  • The Invention of Hunger (1979)
  • Precedence (1985)
  • Necromance (1991)
  • Couverture (1991)
  • Made To Seem (1995)
  • True, prose (1998)
  • Veil: New and Selected Poems (2001)
  • The Pretext (2001)
  • Up to Speed (2004)
  • Next Life (2007)
  • The Grand Piano: An Experiment In Collective Autobiography, prose (2007)
  • Collected Prose (2007)
  • Versed (2009)
  • Money Shot (2011)
  • Just Saying (2013)
  • Itself (2015)
  • Partly: New and Selected Poems, 2001-2015 (2016)
  • Wobble (2018)
  • Conjure (2020)
  • Finalists (2022)

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "About Rae Armantrout | Academy of American Poets". poets.org. Retrieved 2023-03-09.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Rae Armantrout". Poetry Foundation. 2023-03-09. Retrieved 2023-03-09.