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by Vern Rutsala
Author: Vern Rutsala
Publisher: New Rivers Press (1975)
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Vern Rutsala (February 5, 1934 – April 2, 2014) was an American poet. Born in McCall, Idaho, he was educated at Reed College (. and the Iowa Writers' Workshop (. He taught English and creative writing at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon for more than forty years, before retiring in 2004. He also taught for short periods at the University of Minnesota, Bowling Green State University, University of Redlands, and the University of Idaho, and served in the .
Vern Rutsala's The Moment's Equation was a finalist for the National Book Award. Other recent books include, A Handbook for Writers: New and Selected Prose Poems and How We Spent Our Time which was given the Akron Poetry Prize. Earlier books include, The Window, Laments, The Journey Begins, Paragraphs, Walking Home from the Icehouse, Ruined Cities, Selected Poems (Oregon Book Award), and Little-Known Sports (Juniper Prize).
Vern Rutsala was born in McCall, Idaho and earned his BA at Reed College and his MFA at the Iowa Writers' .
Vern Rutsala was born in McCall, Idaho and earned his BA at Reed College and his MFA at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. In the prose poems found in Paragraphs, Rutsala seems "at last to touch the springs of neurosis itself and to find the mirror-even the cause-of the desolation in society," writes Friedman. His sense of the abyss, in other words, becomes internalized. Having found the demon, we must acknowledge him, enable him, or we are doomed to the impasse, and so we follow Rutsala on his tormented journey to the interior, where he extends his forms as he deepens his vision.
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Vern Rutsala's eleventh book of poems is one of his finest, as if many of the subtle intensities of his early best collections, Laments, Walking Home from the Icehouse, Backtracking and The Journey Begins, were here distilled into a new vision of poetic certainty. Rutsala has never shied from confronting the world in its own terms, a complex human environment full of irony and self-deception. If this new collection differs from earlier ones, it is perhaps in its firm commitment to the experience of ongoing life as the substratum of all genuine knowledge.
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