Song of the World Becoming by Pattiann Rogers
Poems, New and Collected, 1981-2001

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This book collects all of Pattiann Rogers’s published work, plus 40 new poems. Her subject matter is at once broad — defining divinity, achieving serenity — and specific, as she sees with a keen eye “the neon needle of a damsel fly hovering and vanishing.” Her poems are complex, multilayered confections ... of detailed, whirling thought.” — Poetry Flash

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PATTIANN ROGERS has received a number of awards for her poetry. She won the Voertman Poetry Award for The Expectations of Light from the Texas Institute of Letter in 1982, two awards from Poetry - the Bess Hokin Prize and the Eunice Tietjens Prize - and two from Poetry Northwest - the Young Poet's Prize and the Theodore Roethke Prize. She received a Guggenheim fellowship for 1984-1985 and two NEA grants, in 1982 and 1988. Rogers is visiting assistant professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin and a member of the faculty at the Vermont College of Norwich University in Montpelier. She has been the Richard Hugo Poet-in-Residence at the University of Montana and poet-in-residence at the Robert Frost Place. Other books by Rogers are The Tattoed Lady in the Garden (Wesleyan, 1986), Legendary Performance, and The Only Holy Window (a chapbook). She was graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1961 (B.A.) and from the University of Houston in 1981 (M.A.). Her home is in Stafford, Texas.
Published March 7, 2001 by Milkweed Editions. 550 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Encompassing two decades of poetry and seven previous books of poems, Rogers's latest replaces the new and selected Firekeeper from 1994.

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Three of the most profound and amazing poems in this collection, which spans over 500 pages, are "The Possible Suffering of a God during Creation," "Trinity," and "Animals and People: 'The Human Heart in Conflict with Itself.' " These inimitable creations all demonstrate poetry as a prayer — an i...

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