Rae Armantrout’s most recent book, Conjure (Wesleyan University Press, 2020) is a finalist for the PEN/Voelcker award and was one of ten “best books” selected by Library Journal in 2020. Her 2018 book, Wobble, was a finalist for the National Book Award that year. Her other books with Wesleyan include Partly: New and Selected Poems, Just Saying, Money Shot, and Versed. In 2010 Versed won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and The National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2007 Armantrout received a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies and journals including Poetry, Conjunctions, Lana Turner, The Nation, The New Yorker, the London Review of Books, the New York Review of Books, Bomb, Harper’s, the Paris Review, Postmodern American Poetry: a Norton Anthology, The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry Magazine, several volumes of The Best American Poetry, etc. Her Paris Review interview in “The Art of Poetry” series appeared in December, 2019. She is retired from UC San Diego where she was professor of poetry and poetics. She now lives in the Seattle area.
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