My Private Property
  • My Private Property
  • My Private Property
ISBN: 1940696380
EAN13: 9781940696386
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 4, 2016
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 8" L x 5.6" W
Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Author of Madness, Rack, and Honey (One of the wisest books I've read in years, according to the New York Times) and Trances of the Blast, Mary Ruefle continues to be one of the most dazzling poets in America. My Private Property, comprised of short prose pieces, is a brilliant and charming display of her humor, deep imagination, mindfulness, and play in a finely crafted edition.


When I was young, a fortune-teller told me that an old woman who wanted to die had accidentally become lodged in my body. Slowly, over time, and taking great care in following esoteric instructions, including lavender baths and the ritual burial of keys in the backyard, I rid myself of her presence. Now I am an old woman who wants to die and lodged inside me is a young woman dying to live; I work on her.

Mary Ruefle is the author of Trances of the Blast; Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures, a finalist for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism; and Selected Poems, winner of the William Carlos Williams Award. She has published ten other books of poetry, a book of prose (The Most of It), and a comic book, Go Home and Go to Bed ; she is also an erasure artist whose treatments of nineteenth-century texts have been exhibited in museums and galleries as well as published Read More chevron_right

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