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Dorianne Laux

Dorianne Laux

·4.19·5,119 Ratings
“ Knock, And He'll open the door. Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun. Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens. Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything. ” ― Rumi
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  • Smoke

    2000·
    ·4.43·388 Ratings
    Dorianne Laux’s long-awaited third book of poetry follows her collection, What We Carry, a finalist for the 1994 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. In Smoke, Laux revisits familiar themes of family, working class lives and the pleasures of t
  • Facts About the Moon

    2007·
    ·4.32·734 Ratings
    In her powerful fourth collection, Dorianne Laux once again strikes fire from neighborhood moments: a quiet street at dusk, a pool hall, a bare tree. Focusing on the grace of working people, she captures the pain and beauty of women in all their variety,
  • Awake

    1990·
    ·4.5·208 Ratings
    First published in 1990 and now back in print, this much sought-after collection marked the stunning debut of poet Dorianne Laux. Awake chronicles Laux's coming to terms with a childhood darkened by violence and sexual abuse--a struggle at once to embrace
  • The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry

    1997·
    ·4.08·1,583 Ratings
    The Poet's Companion presents brief essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and suggested subjects for writing, each followed by distinctive writing exercises. The ups and downs of writing life—including self-doubt and writer's block—are here, al
  • Revising the Storm

    2014·
    ·4.38·47 Ratings
    This debut collection by Cave Canem fellow Geffrey Davis burrows under the surface of gender, addiction, recovery, clumsy love, bitterness, and faith. The tones explored—tender, comic, wry, tragic—interrogate male subjectivity and privilege, as they e
  • The Book of Men

    2011·
    ·4.22·407 Ratings
    The narrative poems in Dorianne Laux's fifth collection charge through the summer of love, where Vietnam casts a long shadow, and into the present day, where she compassionately paints the smoky bars, graffiti, and addiction of urban life. Laux is "contin
  • وحيدة في غرفة أمسح الغبار

    2009··Arabic
    ·3.38·366 Ratings
    تقول لوكس في حوار صحافي، إنها تعتبر شعرها "شعبياً" بمعنى قدرته على النفاذ إلى شريحة واسعة من القراء، على الرغم من نخبويته لجهة الأدوات التعب
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