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The Lover's Guide to Trapping: Poems (Signed First Edition)

Wyatt Prunty

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ISBN 10: 0801892791 / ISBN 13: 9780801892790
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009
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Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (2009). First edition. Second printing. Hardbound. New/New. SIGNED by author on title page. A pristine unread copy, with mylar dust jacket protector, opened only for author to sign. Smoke free shop. Shipped in sturdy box. Bookseller Inventory # 022011-67

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Title: The Lover's Guide to Trapping: Poems (Signed...

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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Wyatt Prunty’s eighth collection, The Lover’s Guide to Trapping, opens with a Homeric mole who tunnels the yard then disappears, a nervous alpha dog convinced she gets less food than her sister because she eats faster, and a house wren whose loud expectation is that she be let in. And there are others who populate the pages of this book, one stray cat, one ghost, but many who are human―soldiers, prisoners, wide-eyed children, matriarchs, Verdi in despair over having cast a plump Violetta who cannot play her role as a consumptive. All of those described here are vulnerable, some of them searingly so, and all are acutely aware of just how angular their worlds can be, whether accompanied by terror or hilarity.

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Wyatt Prunty is the author of eight collections of poetry, most recently Unarmed and Dangerous: New and Selected Poems, also published by Johns Hopkins. His critical studies include Fallen from the Symboled World and a forthcoming collection of essays focused on poetry since World War II. He is the founding director of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and holds the Carlton Chair in poetry at Sewanee: The University of the South. He has served as the general editor of the Sewanee Writers’ Series, edited Sewanee Writers on Writing, and directs the Tennessee Williams Fellowship program. He is the recipient of numerous grants and honors, the two most recent being fellowships from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim foundations.

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