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A lively, fresh, and outspoken debut, My Favorite Apocalypse reveals the poetical influence of W.B. Yeats as well as that of Mick Jagger. "Everything in my life led up / to my inappropriate laughter," Rosemurgy writes. With a deep sense of irony and sharp-edged wit, she shows readers why the cruelties of relationships, inevitable bad luck, and soul-searching rock-n-roll deserve both cynicism and reverence.

About the Author

Catie Rosemurgy's poetry has appeared in Best American Poetry 1997, Ploughshares, Verse, and Poetry Northwest. She teaches at Northwest Missouri State University and co-edits the Laurel Review.

Praise For…

"Rosemurgy is best when she speaks outright. 'Show don't tell,' goes the old mandate, but Rosemurgy understands the power of telling directly . . . A clear, authentic, compelling voice."—Billy Collins

"Anyone fearful of prodigious imagination should get out of the way of My Favorite Apocalypse fast . . . [Rosemurgy] is bluesy, Plathy, magnificently unabashed, yet possessed of real gifts for rhapsody and tenderness."—Rodney Jones

"My Favorite Apocalypse is full of wonders. It has a confiding, urgent, lit-up tone."—Amy Gerstler

"My Favorite Apocalypse is seductive: I couldn’t stop reading such luscious, insouciant work."—Alice Fulton

Product Details
ISBN: 9781555973230
ISBN-10: 155597323X
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2001
Pages: 99
Language: English


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